Erdogan congratulates Turkish Coast Guard on its 40th anniversary


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday congratulated all members of the Coast Guard on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of its founding.


Erdogan said in a congratulatory message: “I wish success for our apparatus, which is struggling to save the dignity of humanity against those who want to turn the blue of our coastal waters into black and replace hope with fear.”

He added, “The Coast Guard command has achieved impressive success in preventing pressure on our country from the mass migration that started from Syria and the Middle East and then the African track.”


And he added, “At a time when the Aegean and Mediterranean seas were turned into a cemetery for migrants, our soldiers became a hope for the oppressed.”