Recep Tayyip Erdogan proceeded on making two new statements regarding the recent events in Cyprus. While speaking at the ceremony held for the 18th anniversary of the founding of AKP, Erdogan stated:
“You see what is happening in the eastern Mediterranean. We are there, in the eastern Mediterranean, with our Yavuz, our Fatih and our Barbaros Hayretin; with two drilling rigs and two seismic vessels.
Right now, everybody is wondering “what is Turkey doing there”. Nonetheless, we keep on doing our job, and will continue to do so in the future. There is no chance we are leaving. We know our rights and we will defend them, as well as those of our compatriots in Northern Cyprus”. /ibna