Akar: Problems with Greece can be solved through talks and dialogue


Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar expressed his belief that the problems with Greece can be resolved through talks and mutual dialogue.


This came in a speech following the end of the Observer Day activities for the “Free Release-2022” maneuvers on Tuesday, in the presence of army commanders, military officials and high-ranking officers.

He stressed that Turkey insistently continues this approach, adding: “But everyone should know that we will not allow a fait accompli or an undesirable situation in any way and always follow a responsible, wise and patient policy.”

Akar noted that he met his Greek counterpart, Nicholas Panagiotopoulos, in Brussels last week, saying: “During the meeting, I expressed our feelings and thoughts, and stressed the need to continue dialogue, meet and discuss for a comprehensive and lasting solution, and that these problems can be resolved within the framework of good-neighborly relations and international law.”


Akar indicated that the maneuvers witnessed the participation of 825 fighters, “F-16” fighters, “Attack” helicopters, and 39 weapons systems.