Steps to reduce tension in the Aegean – Last Minute Türkiye News

After the 6 February earthquakes in Turkey and the train accident in Greece, work continues to improve the positive atmosphere in the relations between the two countries.

According to the information received from the sources of the Ministry of National Defense, small-scale activities aimed at maintaining education standards were carried out this year, instead of the Kataigis Exercise, which is carried out by Greece in the May-June period to cover the entire Aegean Sea.

Thereupon, the Ministry of National Defense made arrangements for the planned activities of the Naval Forces Command.

In the first week of June every year, tactical trainings will be held in line with the principles of international relations and reciprocity, instead of the Sea Wolf Exercise, in which thousands of personnel with over 200 elements, including surface ships, submarines, manned and unmanned aerial vehicles, participate.


Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar, in his evaluations on the recent developments in the relations between the two countries, stated that Turkey does not have an aggressive attitude towards any of its neighbors and said, “We are in favor of solving problems within the framework of international law, good neighborly relations, dialogue and peaceful ways and methods. “We want the sea to be a sea of ​​friendship, that the wealth of both sides should be shared fairly, and that they should live in safety and happily. There is a moratorium between the two countries that no drills should be held during the tourism period. We are ready to expand this.” made statements.

On the other hand, Greek Defense Minister Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos visited Hatay at the beginning of April upon the invitation of Minister Akar, following the 6 February earthquakes described as “the disaster of the century”. was declared.

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