Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan assured this Thursday that he is not looking for any “adventures” in the eastern Mediterranean, alluding to the Turkish exploration in waters whose sovereignty is claimed by Greece and advocating “dialogue” to resolve the territorial dispute. between the two countries.
“The solution in the Eastern Mediterranean is dialogue and negotiation. We are not looking for unnecessary adventure or tension,” Erdogan said during a meeting of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Ankara.
With this in mind, he has submitted that, according to the Anatolia News Agency, he will speak to Chancellor Angela Merkel and the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, by phone in the next few hours.
At the same time, it has defined the oil exploration carried out by Turkey on the basis of the bilateral agreement with Libya as “legitimate”. “It is not Turkey that is fueling tensions in the eastern Mediterranean, but the Greek and Greco-Cypriot mentalities,” he said.