President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg held a phone name on Wednesday. They mentioned the newest developments within the Eastern Mediterranean, in addition to Ankara-Athens ties.
Erdoğan instructed Stoltenberg that Turkey helps the easing of tensions within the Eastern Mediterranean by way of dialogue and has proven its goodwill by way of actions, in line with a press release issued by the Turkish Presidency’s Directorate of Communications.
The president additionally famous that Turkey has not deserted its accountable place, regardless of provocative actions by the Greek aspect. He added that the way forward for the not too long ago launched mutual talks is determined by Athens’ honest steps.
Erdoğan additionally expressed thanked Stoltenberg for his constructive strategy to the difficulty.
Tensions have not too long ago escalated over power exploration within the Eastern Mediterranean. Greece, with the assist of France, has disputed Turkey’s power exploration within the area, making an attempt to field in Turkish maritime territory primarily based on small islands close to the Turkish coast.
On the opposite hand, Turkey, which has the longest shoreline on the Mediterranean, has despatched out drillships to probe for power on its continental shelf, saying that each Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus have rights within the area.