Qa-82, 30 August 2020, Statement Of The Spokesperson Of Ministry Of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Hami Aksoy, In Response To A Question Regarding The Media Reports On Military Deployment Of Greece To The Island Of Kastellorizo

Republic Of Turkey Ministry Of Foreign Affairs 30.08.2020

Media outlets have been reporting that Greece is resorting to a military build-up on the Island of Kastellorizo.

Kastellorizo is under a demilitarized status established with the 1947 Paris Peace Treaty.

If true, these media reports are a novel manifestation of the law-disrespecting actions of Greece and her true intentions regarding the Eastern Mediterranean.

We reject the illegitimate attempts of changes on the status of the Island.

We also underline that Turkey will not allow that such a provocation immediately across her coasts to attain its goal.

Such provocative actions will prove useless for Greece.

Should Greece continue to take tension-increasing steps in the region, she will be the one suffering from it.

Turkey is determined indefinitely to defend her rights and interests stemming from international law.

Hakan Çakıl Ambassador
Monday - Friday

09:00 - 16:00 / Kon. 09:00 - 14:00

Visa applications of foreigners subject to visa who wish to travel to Turkey are accepted by Visafg (www.visafg.com) . Before the application, it is necessary to make an appointment at www.visafg.com and obtain the necessary documents. Emir Bachir Street Lazarists Building A2-1 1st floor Beirut Central District - Lebanon beirut@visafg.com +961 (0) 1 97 06 05) www.visafg.com
1/1/2018 1/1/2018 New Year
1/6/2018 1/6/2018 Armenian Orthodox Christmas Day
2/9/2018 2/9/2018 St Maroun Day
2/14/2018 2/14/2018 Rafiq Hariri Memorial Day
3/25/2018 3/25/2018 Feast of Annunciation
3/30/2018 3/30/2018 Good Friday (Western Church)
4/1/2018 4/2/2018 Easter Sunday
4/6/2018 4/6/2018 Holy Friday (Orthodox Church)
5/1/2018 5/1/2018 Labor Day
5/6/2018 5/6/2018 Martyr's Day
5/25/2018 5/25/2018 Resistance and Liberation Day
6/15/2018 6/16/2018 Eid Al-Fitr (Ramadan)
8/15/2018 8/15/2018 Assumption of Mary
8/21/2018 8/22/2018 Aid Al-Adha (Date varies according to Lunar cycle)
9/11/2018 9/11/2018 Hijri New Year
9/20/2018 9/20/2018 Ashoura Day
11/20/2018 11/20/2018 The Birth of Prophet Mohammed
11/22/2018 11/22/2018 Independence Day
12/25/2018 12/25/2018 Christmas Day