Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Ahmet Arslan, regarding his meeting with Greek Maritime Minister Panagiotis Kouroumplis, said: “The negotiation was positive. There are two issues. One was whether passenger ferries were operating from today. As two sides, we said,
bunlar insanımız için önemli. İki ülkenin ticareti turizmi ve ekonomisi için önemli. Bu süreci devam ettirelim. Passenger ferries will continue to operate after today. The ban will not be enforced. ” said.
Arslan made statements to journalists after meeting with Greek Maritime Minister Kouroumplis in the capital city of Athens.
Stating that the negotiation was positive, Arslan said, “There are two issues. One was whether passenger ferries were operating from today. As two sides, we said, 'These are important to our people. Trade of the two countries is important for tourism and economy. Let's continue this process. ' Passenger ferries will continue to operate after today. The ban will not be enforced. ” he spoke.
Arslan stated that the ban on the launch of commercial yachts under 24 meters to the Greek islands will continue from 25 September and added:
"Our technical team again when it comes to handling our wooden boats for tourism purposes, now will meet in Turkey next week. We will do our infrastructure works immediately. Our goal is to eliminate the problem with it. We want to continue it. However, technical teams will do the necessary work. As legislation, they will make the procedure appropriate. As two ministers, we will have resolved this issue. ”
"Nevertheless, Turkey 'White Flag' can not take the risk of losing that country"
Ahmet Arslan, trade between the two countries, stressing the importance of the economy and tourism in terms of time, it is still Turkey's "White Flag" that he could not take the risk of losing the country.
“Of course, the relations between the two countries are very important, the trade and the economy are important. But the White Flag is not only a legislation applied between Turkey and Greece. It is an indicator of prestige that is the determinant of the treatment that our boats around the world will deal with. When we are in the White Flag country, we have no chance to risk it while being treated at the highest level. ” used expressions.
Stating that the objection processes regarding the boats held by Greece are continuing, Arslan said, “Our precious minister's well-intentioned practices and current practices reveal their goodwill. Already after entering the arrest list within the scope of the Paris Memorandum, objection mechanisms can work. It processes appeal mechanisms. It will be reviewed again. There is also a well-intentioned approach by Greece. ” spoke in the form.