Foreign Ministry Spokesman Al Hami, evaluated Turkey’s Aegean and Mediterranean in search and rescue area of responsibility as unfounded Greece’s explanation for the expansion. Aksoy said, “Greece continues to leave unanswered our country’s insistent calls for cooperation and coordination in accordance with the provisions of the 1979 Hamburg International Sea Search and Rescue Agreement regarding the overlapping search and rescue responsibility areas of two riparian countries in the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranean.” said.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy, Turkey’s Aegean and search in the Mediterranean and rescue area of responsibility to the explanation of the Greek Foreign Ministry for the expansion, “Greece, Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean in the riparian two countries’ overlapping search-and-rescue area of responsibility matters in 1979 in Hamburg of our country in accordance with International Maritime Search and provisions of the Recovery Contract continues to leave insistent calls for cooperation and coordination unanswered. ” answered with his words.
Aksoy gave a written reply to the question of the Greek Foreign Ministry’s statement on the subject.
Greek Foreign Ministry of Turkey’s Aegean and his statement regarding the extension of the search and rescue area of responsibility of the Mediterranean “baseless” describing Aksoy, “search-and-rescue area is not sovereignty, services are field. Not including its territorial waters this regard, the area for the rescue of human life and protection, sovereignty This claim of Greece, which sees it as a violation, is far from law and humanitarian considerations. ” used the expressions.
The arrangements made in the area given the current actual search and rescue services in Turkey, indicating that the update according to today’s conditions Aksoy, “Our country’s search and rescue area of responsibility was expanded our activities in our continent in the Eastern Mediterranean ding to ensure the safety.” found the assessment.
Aksoy, Turkey’s political environment is not carried out search and rescue operations in the sea, noting that humanitarian reasons were used the following phrases:
“Greece continues to ignore the persistent calls for cooperation and coordination of our country in accordance with the provisions of the 1979 Hamburg International Maritime Search and Rescue Agreement regarding the overlapping search and rescue responsibility areas of the two riparian countries in the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranean. Moreover, it claims that these areas are a sovereign area Greece did not mind keeping the security of human life in the second place, and showed this attitude with the inhumane treatment it received for irregular immigrants who fell into trouble in the Aegean Sea. “
constitute a threat to human life in the region of Turkey with all types of operational competence to intervene striking is the only country Aksoy, “In this context, the expansion of the country’s search and rescue area of responsibility, the world sea and air traffic is busiest one of the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean facto also It is an important step taken to make it safer for human life. ” made the explanation.