“We will not allow for fait accompli. We have made preparations”
Turkey’s Defence minister, Hulusi Akar, flew over the Aegean with a T-38training aircraft. According to the Hurriyet newspaper, Akar participated in the opening ceremony of the new pilots’ training year in Izmir.
In his speech, the Turkish Minister sent multiple messages on developments in the Aegean, the eastern Mediterranean and Cyprus.
“We are in favor of resolving problems under international law, bilateral agreements and friendly relations. But this should not be regarded as weakness or concession. We will not allow for fait accompli. We will not allow the usurpation of the rights of Turkey and the Turkish Cypriots.
Our preparations have been completed accordingly. This is not a threat. We want good neighbourly relations but we also want the corresponding behaviour from the other side. Fatih, Barbaros, Yavuz and Oruc Reis continue their work. In this regard, the Navy and the Air Force have supported this effort and will continue to do so. We will do whatever we need there for our rights. We will not allow for fait accompli”, Akar said./ibna