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Bahceli lashes out against ‘hostile’ Greece

Devlet Bahceli, the leader of Turkey's Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) which is an ally of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party, has accused Greece of displaying an "hostile behavior" amid tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean.
"To all those who cause provocations at sea, drawing awaits them," Bahceli warned.

İYİ Party leader turns down Erdoğan’s call to join AKP-MHP alliance

İYİ (Good) Party chair Meral Akşener has turned down a proposal by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to join the People's Alliance between the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), stressing she would never leave her party comrades in the lurch.

Main opposition CHP gives support for Turkey’s policy in eastern Mediterranean

The main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) lends support to Turkey's drilling activities in the eastern Mediterranean, party spokesperson Faik Öztrak said on Aug. 11.

Turkey has the right to make any kind of decisions on its continent area by international law and should not take a step back, he told reporters at a press conference.

Turkey wants to resolve problems with Greece through dialogue: Minister

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar on Aug. 12 said that Turkey wants to resolve the dispute in the eastern Mediterranean with Greece through dialogue.

"Despite all this, we want to believe that common sense will prevail. Both on the field and at the table, we side with international law, good neighbourliness and dialogue," Akar told Reuters.

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