The Turkish Defence minister Nurettin Canikli visited the Turkish frigate “Giresun”, which sails in the eastern Mediterranean waters. The Turkish Minister has given a harsh speech on developments in the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranean, stressing that Turkey will not allow for fait accompli and spoke about “Byzantine games”.
“No one should make wrong calculations. We, as we do everywhere in our seas and waters, must take our measures and do it to protect our interests. There is no way to get away from it. We notice that some countries are trying with Byzantine games (and) trying to wipe out Turkey’s interests. We will not allow this, this people does not allow this.
We will in no way allow for any fait accompli that will eradicate Turkey’s interests. We will do whatever it takes. This people has always done this and will continue to do so”, he said…. / IBNA