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Mustafa, Assistant Commodore. doctor. “Mikotakis says very clearly (about the post-election period in Turkey) that ‘Turkey must abandon the Blue Homeland doctrine,’” said Cihat Yaycı. “Turkey must continue to defend its rights to the Blue Homeland.” He said.

Experts, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, said regarding the general elections for the president and the 28th session of Parliament in Turkey scheduled for May 14, “In order for Turkish-Greek relations to progress well, Turkey’s attitude towards Greece and the West must change and there will be a lot A lot of change after the election. He needs to make a strategic decision.” He interpreted his remarks as hoping to undo the “blue homeland” policy.

Mustafa, Assistant Commodore. doctor. Jihat Yayiji, President of the Strategic Thinking Institute (SDE), Assistant Major General. doctor. Guri Albar and the Faculty of Political Science at the University of Sakarya, Prof. Dr. doctor. Kemal Inat made a statement to AA reporter regarding the approach of Greek Prime Minister Mikotakis to the elections in Turkey.

Yaigi said that Mitsotakis’ government very clearly wanted Turkey to abandon the Blue Homeland doctrine, and for Greece to accept arming the islands and bringing in soldiers.

Stating that Greece considers this a sovereign right, Yacı said, “What they say, such as increasing territorial waters and respecting international law, means that you will not be silent if you increase their territorial waters.” Their demands are to implement the practice that no other country in the world has done, completely illegally, to apply 10 miles of airspace while there are 6 miles of territorial waters, and expect Turkey to respect it, and Libya to revoke the Turkish maritime jurisdiction agreement. These demands were repeated over and over.” Use the phrase.

Yayji said that he saw with regret some practices that indicate that some of them will sit down and open a new page in order to agree with Greece, and that the Greek demands will be accepted on this page to accept their demands. Because it is a matter of future generations. For the welfare, security and peace of future generations, Turkey must continue to defend the rights of the Blue Homeland,” he said.

Noting that Mikotakis wanted to say “If you want to get along with the West, you will accept my demands,” Yaigi said the way to get along with the West is to make concessions and accept their demands.

Yaycı stated that Greece considers itself very important and continued as follows:

“There are some circles in Turkey that have a misconception that the way to get along with the West is to get along with Greece. These circles should also see this reality. The Republic of Turkey is a very big country, a country whose power has grown greatly. Therefore, the Republic of Turkey is not a country that will be a slave For Greece. The Turkish Republic and the Turkish nation do not have an inch of the homeland nor a drop of the homeland’s water to give them.

‘Greece expects change’

Chief of SDE Adjutant Major General. doctor. Recalling that Miçotakis had made similar statements before, Alpar emphasized that Turkey’s provocation of its rights and interests in the Eastern Mediterranean and its activities in this regard have disturbed Greece.

Albar stated that Greece is uncomfortable even with Turkey’s legitimate demands because they have the understanding to “see both the Aegean Sea and the eastern Mediterranean for themselves”.

Regardless, Alpar stated that Turkey’s interests in this region go back thousands of years and that this is a problem for Turkey’s survival, and used the following statements:

Whether Turkey is a developing country that opens up to the world or remains a small and introverted country, it is a matter of our legitimate interests there. Turkey cannot give up its rights here. Greece should always take this into account. So these are matters related to our national goals, no matter who comes.

Concessions cannot be made, and Greece should think this way. But (Greece) has such an expectation, “I wonder if Turkey will give up these if there is a change, can we seize this opportunity and be more effective, can we achieve our goals?” The Greek administration has such an idea.

Noting that this has been the case throughout history, Albar emphasized that Turkey cannot compromise its rights and interests here because this is the greatest responsibility towards future generations.

Expressing that Mitsotakis and his government have such expectations and hopes, Albar said, “Of course, when we think about the rights and interests of Turkey as a country, we think it is not appropriate for them to have such expectations.” He said.

He wants the AKP administration to abandon the balance policy.

Faculty of Political Science, Sakarya University, Prof. Dr. doctor. Inat, Mitsotakis remarks, “Is it really in Turkey’s interest to change its position, act as a reliable member of NATO and draw closer to the West, or continue to pursue a foreign policy close to China and Russia on its own? Ultimately this will determine the state of Turkish-Greek relations.”

Pointing out that with these words, Mitsotakis clearly wanted Turkey to return to its foreign policy on the western axis as it was, Inat said:

In other words, he wants the AKP administration to retract the steps it has taken to make Turkish foreign policy more independent by paying the price and abandoning the balance policy it was pursuing. Because the United States and the European Union set the limits for Turkey’s defense of its rights in the eastern Mediterranean, by pursuing a foreign policy on the western axis, and this suits Athens.

However, Ankara’s balancing policy mitigated the excessive influence of the United States and the European Union in Turkish foreign policy, and Turkey’s relations with Russia and the other non-Western world allowed it to act more independently in the eastern Mediterranean and other regions.

Anat said that Mitsotakis’ desire for Turkey’s return to the western axis by abandoning this balance policy, and establishing a link between this desire and the May 14 elections, indicates Greece’s expectations.

Noting that Mitsotakis should focus on developing a constructive dialogue with Ankara in order to find just solutions to the problems between the two countries, especially the eastern Mediterranean, instead of relying on the emergence of a pro-Western government in the elections in Turkey, Inat said that the Athenian administration should take The West is behind it, and stressed that it must stop trying to pressure Turkey and make concessions.

Mitsotakis comments

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis answered the questions of journalist Peter Spiegel at the Delphi Economic Forum, which was held for the eighth time this year in his country.

In response to Spiegel’s question about the future of Turkish-Greek relations after the presidential and parliamentary elections on May 14, Mitsotakis said: “Turkey’s attitude towards Greece and the West must change and a major strategic decision must be taken after the elections so that Turkish-Greek relations can progress well. Necessary” . I used this phrase.


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