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The Turkish opposition shows its support for Erdogan’s policy in the Eastern Mediterranean

August 12, 2020

Turkey’s main opposition formation, the Republican People’s Party (CHP), on Wednesday showed its support for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s policies in the eastern Mediterranean, where the country has a series of maritime disputes with Greece.

The party’s spokesman Faik Öztrak has made it clear that Ankara “has the right under international law to make any kind of decision about its continental territory” and stressed that “it must not resign”.

“It is correct that the ship ‘Oruc Reis’ is stationed in the region. However, if these problems need to be resolved quickly, we must repair our relations with Egypt as soon as possible,” he said in a statement to the newspaper ‘Hurriyet’ .

The Turkish opposition shows its support for Erdogan’s policy in the Eastern MediterraneanThe Turkish opposition shows its support for Erdogan’s policy in the Eastern Mediterranean

Öztrak, however, criticized the lack of “attitude” and “reaction” to the agreement between the American Energy Company and the Syrian Democratic Forces (FDS), which also includes the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), the Turkish government as a Syrian member of the Kurdish Workers’ Party (PKK).

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