At the Presidential Complex, Dr. Sadik Ahmet Commemoration Program organized

“He traveled every inch of the lands he lived in, listened to the problems of our compatriots, made great efforts to find solutions to them, and devoted his life to his cause. While making these efforts, he never took a step back from his cause, despite the difficulties, pressures, threats and prison sentences he received. Western Thrace Turkish society also He did not leave him alone by walking on the path opened by Dr. Sadik Ahmet. It is our duty to protect the legacy of Dr. Sadik Ahmet, whose life, determination, courage and self-sacrifice inspired Turkish youth, and to pass this legacy on to future generations. I believe that Western Thrace The just cause of the Turks will reach the result it deserves, after Dr. Sadik Ahmet, with the struggle of you, us, all of us and the young Sadik Ahmets.”


Drawing attention to some problems with Greece in the Aegean, Mediterranean and Cyprus, Akar said, “These problems are deepened by the populist and uncompromising attitudes of some Greek politicians who are far from international law, detached from reality.” he said.

Emphasizing Turkey’s calls for dialogue in good faith, Akar continued as follows:

“Greece tries to give the image of being a victim country by distorting all kinds of facts and by dressing in sheep’s clothing, to cover up its illegal and aggressive actions by taking refuge in EU membership, to establish an alliance within an alliance by creating an artificial threat, and to solve its problems with Turkey between Turkey-EU, Turkey. -The USA and Turkey-NATO are trying to make it a problem. Greece acts against international law, reason, logic, good neighborly relations and historical facts on almost every issue that awaits a solution between us. “It is impossible to explain with reason, logic and law that he claims to have an airspace of 10 miles despite territorial waters. There has never been such a practice in history, today and in international law.”

Akar stated that Greece violated the status of at least 16 of the 23 Islands with Non-Military Status in violation of international agreements, especially the Treaty of Lausanne, and added, “Moreover, by including these islands in various exercises, NATO and third party countries are also a tool for their own claims. It is trying to deceive them. It claims sovereignty over the Islands, Islets and Rocks whose sovereignty has not been transferred to Greece by Treaties, and even puts some of these islands up for sale.” he said.

“Greece continues its irrational and illegal claims in the Eastern Mediterranean,” said Akar, adding:

“It demands a maritime jurisdiction area of ​​40 thousand square kilometers for the 10 square kilometer Meis Island, which is 1950 meters from Turkey and 600 kilometers from Greece. Claiming rights in Turkey’s maritime jurisdiction areas with an unlawful arrogance, Greece, with approximately 1900 kilometers, is the longest maritime jurisdiction in the Mediterranean. trying to imprison Turkey, which has a long coastline, in the Gulf of Antalya. All these illegal and irrational actions of Greece reveal its expansionist understanding most clearly. Because Greece, which was officially established in 1832 with an area of ​​47 thousand 517 square kilometers, in and around the Peloponnese. “This is a clear indication of this expansionism.


Stating that Greece fell in love with “provocative armament” with the encouragement and provocation of some countries, Akar said, “Some Greek academics, diplomats and commanders openly express that this approach is a futile effort.” said.

Stating that Greece continues to abolish the fundamental rights granted to the Turks of Western Thrace by various means through international agreements, and ignores the values ​​of the EU, of which it is a member, Akar made the following statements:

“Unfortunately, Greece continues its restrictive and oppressive practices on issues such as the denial of the ‘Turkish’ identity, education of the Turks, establishing associations, electing their own religious leaders, foundations, freedom of expression and press. Greece, which closed down the associations established by the Turks of Western Thrace on the grounds that the word “Turk” was mentioned in their names. These actions of the European Court of Human Rights have also been convicted and registered. However, Greece still refrains from implementing the decisions of the ECHR. To say ‘There are no Turks’, to close schools and associations belonging to Turks, to prevent the opening of mosques, is to deny all democratic and contemporary values ​​and historical facts. The EU and the third parties persistently ignore this injustice and unlawfulness, using all kinds of deception to show Turkey as an aggressor by completely turning the facts upside down with a terrifying paradoxical approach. We express at every opportunity that it should be viewed within the framework of universal human rights within the scope of bilateral agreements.”


Stating that Turkey is in favor of solving all problems through dialogue, in accordance with international law, reason and logic and within the framework of good neighborly relations, as President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has stated many times, Akar said:

“We are making great efforts for this and extending our hand of friendship to our neighbor. Our expectation is that our Greek interlocutors do not provoke the provocations of third countries, avoid provocative actions and rhetoric that may escalate the tension, avoid uncompromising attitudes, and cooperate with us sincerely for the solution of all our problems, including the problems of our compatriots in Western Thrace. As Turkey, we will continue to defend the rights and freedoms of the Turks of Western Thrace within the framework of international law and universal human rights, and stand strongly against policies that deny their identity.”

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