Erdogan spoke, ‘EGAYDAAK’ came up again

President Erdoğan, held at Samsun Çarşamba Airport TEKNOFEST BLACK SEA 2022In his speech in GreeceThe messages he gave to .

Erdogan on Greece’s provocations against Turkey “O Greek, look at history, go back to history, if you go much further, the price will be heavy. We have only one sentence for Greece; don’t forget Izmir” used his statements.

Erdoğan, Aegean Sealocated in Islands, Islets and Cliffs whose Sovereignty Is Not Transferred to Greece by TreatiesBy drawing attention to (EGAYDAAK), “Occupying the islands does not bind us. said.

Cumhuriyet presents its readers with the details of the occupied islands after Erdoğan’s statements.


EGAYDAAK, The Lausanne Peace Treaty before Ottoman EmpireThese are the geographical formations that make up the whole of the islands, islets and rocks that were not subject to transfer in the Lausanne Peace Treaty.

On the official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs “Major Aegean Sea Issues” Comprehensive information about EGAYDAAK is given in the section titled.

The sovereignty of the Republic of Turkey still continues on 153 islands, islets and rocks within the scope of EGAYDAAK.

Greece, “EGAYDAAKs first went to Italy and from Italy to Greece” continues his claim. However, these views defended and put forward by Greece have no legal basis and are incompatible with international treaties.


Regarding EGAYDAAK, the issues to be taken as a basis for the dispute between Greece and Turkey were determined by the 1923 Lausanne Peace Treaty 6, 12, 15 and 16 and 1947. Paris Peace TreatyIt is known that it is included in the 14th article of the. The content of the articles in the Lausanne and Paris agreements constitute the basic status of EGAYDAAKs.

The widespread repercussions of EGAYDAAKs in Turkey showed itself with the news that Greece opened some islands to settlement in 1995 and Kardak Crisis was once again on the agenda.

It can be clearly seen below that Greece has militarized, armed and settled some of the islands, islets and reefs within the scope of EGAYDAAK since 1995.

Nargizcik Island

Sheep Island

Goat Island

Kalolimni/Kilimli Island

Hursit/Fornoz Island

Donkey Island

Slurry Island

Karaada and Fener Islands

As can be seen, Greece is within the scope of EGAYDAAK. Slurry, Donkey, Hurşit, Kalolimni, Goat, Sheep, Nargizcik, Karaada ve Torch Armed, militarized and settled the islands.

Greece has also deployed various military bases and military units on these islands.

While Greece’s expansionist activities on EGAYDAAKs are part of its efforts to expand its territorial waters, it forms the basis of instability and insecurity in the Aegean Sea.

Turkey has not yet officially announced the names of a total of 153 islands, islets and reefs within the scope of EGAYDAAK.

Source: Cumhuriyet Gazetesi – Gündem by

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