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17 Sep 2020

‘We are not pursuing any kind of imperialistic aims, we are protecting our rights’ – Turkey’s defence minister on dispute with Greece

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

Turkey’s Defence minister has accused the French President of “trying to take on the role of Napoleon” during the crisis pitting Greece and Turkey against each other in the eastern Mediterranean.

Last month, Turkey began exploring for undersea energy prompting Greece and France to propose possible sanctions at an EU summit next week.

But Turkey’s defence minister has told this programme that its energy research mission would continue – as our foreign affairs correspondent Jonathan Rugman reports.