Tatar: Turkey dominates the Eastern Mediterranean Sea
"My message is that in cooperation with the Turkish Republic, we are showing the world what can be done in this region."
The claim that Turkey dominates the Eastern Mediterranean Sea was put forward by the leader of the Turkish Cypriot community, Ersin Tatar, as part of the naval phase of the "search and rescue exercise" taking place in the occupied territories.
"My message is that in cooperation with the Turkish Republic, we are showing the world what can be done in this region, at sea and in the blue homeland with our sovereignty and the latest technological capabilities we have," he said.
"Of course, we are doing everything we can to keep the peace in this region. "In this area, in the Blue Homeland, we have all seen how valuable and important the project is in our area of jurisdiction, in terms of the search for hydrocarbons in the seas," added Mr. Tatar.
The Turkish Cypriot leader watched part of the illegal exercise from a Turkish Navy ship.