The “deepest” sonar imaging operation in the history of the Turkish Navy was carried out.
Turkish MoD made a statement on the social media account Twitter regarding the deepest sonar imaging operation. According to the aforesaid statement from the Ministry of Defense, the deepest sonar imaging operation was conducted by the Turkish Navy.
A great success was marked by capturing images from a depth of 2800 meters with TCB ORKINOS, which enables sonar imaging up to 3000 meters depth.
Deniz Kuvvetlerimiz tarafından Türkiye Cumhuriyeti tarihinin en derin sonar görüntüleme operasyonu icra edildi.
— T.C. Millî Savunma Bakanlığı (@tcsavunma) December 23, 2020
Turkey’s East Mediterranean policy
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated on his social media account:
“Turkey’s East Mediterranean policy rises on two pillars:
- Protection of our sovereign rights in our continental shelf by limiting the maritime jurisdiction areas in accordance with international law in a fair manner.
- Guaranteeing the rights and interests of Turkish Cypriots over hydrocarbon resources as equal partners of the island.
Just as we do not have our eyes on anyone, we do not let anyone else suffer. We will not bow to the language of threat, pressure and blackmail in the Eastern Mediterranean. ”