Tuesday, The European Parliament held a European conference facilitated in
Brussels. The Conference entitled “Turkish intervention in the
Mediterranean” and its objectives, causes, and threats.
politicians, political experts, and deputies were representing different
political trends from five European nations, such as the Dr. Costas Mavrides,
MEP for Cyprus and Chairman of the Political Committee for the Mediterranean in
the Parliament; H. E. Yasar Yakis, the former Turkish Foreign Minister;
Professor Niyazi Kizilyurk, MEP from Cyprus; Jean Valere Baldacchino, President
of The Geopolitical Research and Analysis Circle in Paris, and Dr. Magnus
Norell, Adjunct Scholar at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
meeting concentrated on two principle parts: Turkish intervention in the
eastern Mediterranean, explicitly the issue of gas research off the shoreline
of Cyprus, and the Turkish direct military mediation in Libya. Various members
censured the marking of the Libyan administration of compromise led by Fayez
al-Sarraj with the Turkish regime, saying that these understandings undermine
stability in the Mediterranean.
the opening of the Conference, former Turkish Foreign Minister Yasar Yakis made
a comprehensive historical introduction. In which he highlighted the reasons
that incited Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to consent to the
arrangement with the Libyan government.
maritime borders in the Mediterranean and the length of oceanic borders that
add up to 1700 km with Greece and the remainder of the Mediterranean nations is
one of the few reasons.
reflected that Turkey has demanded to partition the sea borders and freedom to
access its riches, and this is the objective through which Erdogan tries to get
a legitimate right in regards to maritime edges. Along these lines, a
unilateral deal was marked with Libya to demarcate the oceanic borders without
counseling with the remainder of the Mediterranean nations.
urges us to ask questions about the risks assailing Turkey through its
concentration in Libya,” he said.
included, “Erdogan’s approaches may transform Libya into another
Syria.” He expressed this mainly as a result of its oil riches,
particularly since Turkey right now not have any apparent policy to escape this
included that Erdogan additionally consented to a military collaboration deal
with the legislature of Tripoli. However, the significant issue with this
administration is that it’s dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood and state
armies connected to terror-based groups.
additionally cautioned that the vague Erdogan’s Turkish foreign policy might place
Ankara in grave peril because of this extension towards Libya.
Kizilyurk, MEP for Cyprus, placed the Turkish intervention in Libya in the
class of the contest for energy sources and thought about that Erdogan was
causing Turkey’s separation through its expansionist approaches.
stated that Cyprus has the freedom to invest its energy assets inside its sea
borders, yet Turkey won’t acknowledge this right and power.
inquired as to why Erdogan wouldn’t consult with the nations of the region to
arrive at an understanding that fulfills all parties and permits the
dissemination of wealth of energy, which falls within the international
Mavrides, MEP for Cyprus and chair of the Political Committee for the
Mediterranean in European Parliament, stressed that the policy that Erdogan had
been actualizing thoughtfully in the Islamic world for quite a while is placing
him in face to face showdown with the remainder of the nations of the district.
Consequently, this expansionist policy was the center of the issue through
these hostile strategies that don’t acknowledge international laws.
thinks that this model is essential for Erdogan, as the Turkish parliament
bolsters him and votes in favor of him with laws intended for securing people
with Ottoman roots in the area as occurred with Muslims in Cyprus.
concluded that Erdogan’s policies undermined the security of the Mediterranean,
stressing that there was no part to play for Turkey in Libya. Furthermore, the
agreement that Erdogan marked with Libya doesn’t fit in with the laws of the
United Nations or European laws since Turkey doesn’t recognize Cyprus, which is
a part of the United Nations and a member of the EU.
Norell, a scholar at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, talked
about the Turkish foreign policy of the Erdogan government. In which he noticed
that the Turkish intervention in Libya encapsulates the post-zero policy issue,
a situation that is brimming with questions, which he depicted as an
expansionist approach that undermines security and balance.
expressed in the meeting that these expansionist choices are turning into
pressure for Turkey and have built difficulties for Erdogan with nations in the
region, for example, Egypt and Iran.
likewise emphasized the requirement for Europe to intercede to block arms
exports to Libya, notably weapons from Turkey, since it disrupts security and
dependability in the area and represents a risk to the Mediterranean
Valere Baldacchino, President of The Geopolitical Research and Analysis Circle
in Paris, likewise talked about Turkey’s expansionist strategy in Libya. Also,
he concentrated on the degree of its peril to the war France is pursuing
against terror based groups in Africa and Mali specifically. He stated that
Turkey had aspirations for energy sources in the Mediterranean territory,
expansionist offensive strategy, and justifying its interference in neighboring
nations. Baldacchino also stressed and regretted that Europe didn’t manage the
Erdogan government firmly and stringently.
All the members in the Brusselsconference expressed their concern over the Turkish intrusion in the Mediterranean, which would have territorial and global consequences, and also on metaphorically transforming Libya into another Syria in a brief period.
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