1. Erdoğan: “Stability in Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean is only possible by protecting the rights and interests of Turkey and the TRNC” ….
2. Albayrak: “The Eastern Mediterranean is very important for Turkey” ….
3. TRNC summer working hours start today ….
Erdoğan: “Stability in Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean is only possible by protecting the rights and interests of Turkey and the TRNC”
In his speech at an event held in Ankara, Turkish President and AK Party Leader Recep Tayyip Erdoğan stated that they are working for the establishment of peace and security in the Eastern Mediterranean, which is the common extension of the Middle East and Europe.
Erdoğan, said that stability in Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean is only possible by respecting the rights and interests of Turkey and the TRNC. I believe that all related parties are aware of the fact that Turkey would not tolerate a fait accompli in the region. He also added that like all problems, they want to solve this issue with reciprocal talks, dialogue and cooperation.
Albayrak: “The Eastern Mediterranean is very important for Turkey”
Turkish Minister of Treasury and Finance Berat Albayrak stated that the Eastern Mediterranean is very important for Turkey and they cannot accept what is dictated. Attending a programme on CNN Türk, Albayrak answered the questions regarding the agenda and the economy and also spoke about Cyprus.
Evaluating the drilling crisis in the Eastern Mediterranean, Albayrak reminded that the process started when he was the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources and added “We have started our own drilling process by organizing our team including our vessels, engineers and experts in Turkey’s territorial waters. The TRNC is a state and also has territorial waters. There is a strong will put forward by Turkey and the TRNC as well. We have to continue our struggle. We have our vessel ‘Fatih’ and our other vessel ‘Yavuz’ will also come into operation. The Eastern Mediterranean is very important and we cannot accept what is dictated to us”.
According to the notice issued by the Prime Ministry Personnel Office Directorate, summer working hours at the public institutions started today (13th May) and will be effective until 15th September 2019.
Summer working hours will be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 08.00-14:30, and on Thursday 08.00-12.30 and afternoon 13.00-17.30.