No islets on Aegean Sea given to Greece during AKP period: Turkish FM
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has underlined the fact that no islets on the Aegean Sea have been given to Greece during the ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) time in power.
Turkey has had no designs on Greece’s territorial integrity and similarly Greece has respected Turkey’s territorial integrity, Çavuşoğlu said.
He said updating the 1923 Treaty of Lausanne would not mean gaining more lands from Greece, adding that the only source of conflict on the issue concerned “Aegean islets and islands.”
“We have a good friendship with Greece and we are neighbors. We are cooperating with them on many fields. We do have some disagreements, but we are trying to eliminate them through dialogue,” Çavuşoğlu said.