Retired Rear Admiral Cihat Yaycı, President of the Turkish Maritime and Global Strategies Center (TÜRK DEGS), expressed at every opportunity that Turkey can protect its rights in the Eastern Mediterranean without using military force, with diplomatic and legal means, and that the TRNC can be recognized. suggested a tactic that would corner Greece and the Greeks in the Blue Vatan.
In a statement published on the social media account of TÜRK DEGS, Cihat Yaycı suggested that a few of Turkey’s drilling and seismic research vessels be hoisted the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) flag.
“TRNC FLAG SHOULD BE FLAWED ON SHIPS”
Cihat Yaycı used the following statements:
“If our state does not consider it appropriate to conduct drilling and seismic research activities with its own flag, it should be considered that our ships be transferred to the TRNC for a certain period of time and that they will operate by hoisting the TRNC flag after they are transferred to the TRNC.”
THE TACT THAT WILL CORNER THE EU, GREECE AND THE GREEK: CANNOT OBJECT
Stating that the European Union cannot object to TRNC flagged ships, Cihat Yaycı said, “If the EU tries to object to this initiative with the provocation of the Greek-Greek duo, it will contradict its own thesis. Because the EU argues that all Turks and Greeks have a right on the island of Cyprus. Then the TRNC flag is hanging. should not object to research vessels.” used the phrases.
“TURKEY THUS HIT MANY BIRDS WITH ONE STONE”
Emphasizing that the EU would recognize the Turkish state in Cyprus if the European Union applied to the TRNC to object to the TRNC flagged vessels, Yaycı said, “Even if they object, they cannot directly say anything to Turkey. If they do, Turkey will come out and say, ‘We are the TRNC. “We recognize it as an independent state, apply to it.” said.