At a time when the Turkish press and most representatives of the Turkish government are talking about a new page in Greek-Turkish relations, Omer Celik, with his statements in a Turkish newspaper, maintains the aggressive rhetoric of the neighboring country.

As SKAI correspondent Manolis Kostidis reports from Istanbulthe representative of the ruling party, Omer Celik, emphasized that it is not possible to go to discussions when the demilitarization of the islands has not been done because it is an issue that locks the other issues that exist.

Celik also speaks of a “Turkish minority in Thrace”, refers to the NATO base in Alexandroupolis and says that “the Greek coast guard is drilling boats and killing migrants in the Aegean”.

As he states, if these things continue on the part of Greece, something else will happen and not an agreement.

What the Turkish press says about the Greece-Turkey meetings in Vilnius

The Turkish press is dealing with the meeting between Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Tayyip Erdogan in Vilnius, which is talking about a new page in the relations between the two countries.

As the SKAI correspondent, Manolis Kostidis, reports from Istanbul, analyzes are also being made on the meeting held by the two foreign ministers of the countries, Giorgos Gerapetritis and Hakan Fidan, while Erdogan’s visit to Greece in the fall is considered crucial.

Turkish diplomats: Cyprus, Aegean and minorities are the three issues of Greek-Turkish disputes

At the same time, analyzes of the meetings that took place at the NATO Summit are also carried out on Turkish channels, where diplomats try to interpret what was done and said.

As mentioned by Hasan Gyogus, former ambassador of Turkey in Athens: There are differences between Greece and Turkey on three main issues. The first is the issue of Cyprus, the problems of the Aegean and the issues of minorities. When we talk about the problems of the Aegean there are many interrelated problems. As you mentioned at the beginning, from the extent of territorial waters, the continental shelf, the Exclusive Economic Zone, the issue of airspace. But Greece’s claim is that there is an issue and that is the continental shelf, and they all said that in the exploratory contacts we are talking about this issue. But I know that in the exploratory studies the Aegean was presented in all its dimensions. Now again they say that they are only discussing the continental shelf, I hope that a new structure will be found and all the issues will be raised in order to have a common acceptance.

Min. Defense of Turkey: Positive meeting of ministers – Resumption of confidence building measures

At the same time, the representative of the Turkish Defense Ministry spoke about the Guler-Dendia meeting on confidence-building measures and emphasized that Turkey will defend its rights in the Aegean and Southern Mediterranean.

As Zeki Akturk pointed out: The Turkish Armed Forces in the Aegean and the Southern Mediterranean continue to defend our rights and interests, as well as those of the TRNC, without retreating. Our country is in favor of solving all problems within the framework of international law, good neighborly relations, in the spirit of alliance, in a peaceful way, with dialogue, mutual respect and dialogue. And he makes a big effort.

At the Vilnius Synod, our minister had a positive and productive meeting with his Greek counterpart. The meeting discussed the continuation of the positive agenda between the two countries and the maintenance of open channels of dialogue, and the agreement to resume discussions on Confidence Building Measures was ratified.