First time female spokesman for the Turkish generals
Turkish Armed Forces General Staff spokesman Nadide Sebnem Aktop, at a press conference on the Turkish army’s operations in 2018 made a reference to developments in the eastern Mediterranean and the Aegean.
“We are watching very closely our works on the” Blue Motheland”, namely our seas and airspace, in order to protect our rights and interests. As we have always said honestly, the problems in the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranean will be resolved within the framework of international law and good neighborliness. We are in favor of resolving them for peace, friendship and cooperation. In Cyprus, the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranean, we will not allow any step without Turkey and we will not allow any fait accompli. We will not allow unilateral investigations in the eastern Mediterranean. The Turkish Armed Forces continue to defend the rights of Turkey and the ‘Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus’ in the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranean. In Cyprus, they will continue to be the guarantor of peace and security under the guarantee and alliance agreements”./IBNA