Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan affirmed on Sunday that his country has thwarted all the machinations and conspiracies being hatched against it in the eastern Mediterranean.
This came in a speech delivered during his participation from Istanbul via video conferencing, at the opening ceremony of hydroelectric power stations in a number of Turkish states.
“We have thwarted all the machinations and conspiracies being hatched against us in the eastern Mediterranean,” Tayyip Erdogan said.
The Turkish President confirmed that his country started the search and exploration for energy in the Black Sea.
President Tayyip Erdogan added: “We will continue energy exploration, and we will not compromise while violating our rights under international law in this regard.”
Erdogan explained that the Turkish exploration of energy in the seas started by using the “Fateh” and “Yawuz” exploration ships.
And he added: “The first reactor in the” Aq Guoyu “nuclear power plant will enter service in 2023.
He continued: “With this project, we will diversify our production sources for electricity and provide a balanced structure for our energy portfolio.”
It is noteworthy that in December 2010, Turkey and Russia signed an agreement to cooperate on the construction and operation of the Aq Quyu plant in Mersin (South), at a cost of approximately $20 billion.
Regarding the European Union’s exception to Turkey from lifting travel restrictions, President Erdogan said: “The European Union’s intentions are clearly visible, through the preference of countries that suffer from a lack of transparency over Turkey.”
On Tuesday, European Union countries announced the reopening of their borders as of the beginning of July this year, for those coming from 15 countries that considered the status of the Coronavirus pandemic “good”””.
The decision to reopen the European borders excluded Turkey, despite its success in fighting the Coronavirus epidemic.