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Erdoğan: ‘Turkish Side is taking the necessary steps within the law’

Turkey is abiding by international law amid tensions over gas drilling in the Eastern Mediterranean Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said following his contacts in Kyoto, Tokyo and Pekin after the G-20 Summit.

Responding to the questions of journalists Erdoğan said ‘If we come up against unlawful actions, we know how to speak whichever language they speak. It is unacceptable that those who have no legal rights there try to acquire gains.’

 

The Turkish President also pointed out that the Greek Cypriot Administration has never acted within the law and added ‘the Greek Cypriot Administration, whose entrance to the European Union is shady, is trying to intimidate the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus with the power it gets from the EU. On the other hand the EU is not acting honestly. The TRNC was the victim of a grave injustice when Southern Cyprus was included in the EU although it said ‘NO’ in 2004 referendum to a peace plan, while Northern Cyprus was excluded although it said ‘YES’.  Furthermore the EU has not paid the funds it should have to Northern Cyprus.’