Oktay and TRNC President Ersin Tatar held a joint press conference at the Presidential Complex.
Oktay said the leak started with an oil spill from a 15,000 cubic meter storage tank at the power plant near a refinery in Baniyas, Syria. Stating that the leak and the pollution caused by it immediately took place, Oktay said: “We have also taken immediate action against the risk of hitting the coast of Cyprus, especially in the Dipkarpaz region”. noted.
“There were already 3 maritime vehicles in Cyprus; 8 vehicles also went to the area from here, including tugs. Our Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure and Environment and Urbanization has taken very serious measures from Turkey. At the moment, we do not see any risk in Cyprus. Afterwards, with the wind also changing direction, we took serious measures this time, with the direction of Iskenderun, Hatay and Samandağ regions. We had two big ships. We sent both to Cyprus and on the other hand we sent two more ships to Hatay area. The scene we see there is the following: the pollution is now superficial, we see that there is no pollution to a large extent, it is more piecemeal. We clean up the pollution in an area of about 800-1000 kilometers, where the pollution is formed by particles the size of a coin, so to speak. It is an insurmountable risk. Thank you once again to our brothers in Hatay and to TRNC. I would like to get the message across that there is no serious risk that all precautions will be taken. “
“WE SUCCEED IN OVERCOMING DISASTERS WITH UNITY, TOGETHER AND SOLIDARITY”
Expressing his appreciation for the support provided by the TRNC government due to the recent disasters in Turkey, Oktay said: “As Turkey, we have experienced an intense period of disaster in the last 1.5-2 months, to both fires and floods. We succeeded in solidarity. ”Mentioned.
“Today, Mr. President also saw the scene on the ground. During the fires, the government of the TRNC and our brothers contributed to the restructuring of a village in order to show our unity and solidarity. Once again , I thank God for those who lost their lives in the fires and floods. My condolences to their loved ones and to our nation. Our wounded have received their treatment. Our campaign to search for our missing persons with the utmost seriousness continues. We continue. have now entered a period of intense healing from our wounds.
Our president has followed each step closely. Our ministers are already on the ground. I hope that all buildings, including buildings, will be rebuilt and delivered within a year at the latest. We had a damaged hospital there, you might remember. Praised be the areas where the patients were rescued from the air, now they have all returned to serving one by one.
With climate change, we need to be even more prepared from now on. It is mainly linked to the fact that the houses are not built on the beds of rivers. On this occasion, I would like to once again remind our fellow citizens here, in particular our fellow citizens of the Black Sea region. “
“THE MARAS SUBJECT IS ATTRACTED IN DIFFERENT REGIONS BY THE GREEK SECTION OF SOUTH CYPRUS”
Emphasizing that developments in Varosha were particularly attracted to different regions by the Greek Cypriot administration, Oktay said: “We have insisted on this place. We have declared that such harm cannot be done to a city where a dead zone, excuse me, an area where rats roam, should be open for the use of people and children. ” noted.
Oktay shared the information that the area is busy right now and that hundreds of thousands of people are visiting the area, and said:
“This place is also open to the south side, so it will continue to increase. By pulling this in different directions, I would like to give another message to the Greek Cypriot side, which is in different matches both ahead of the EU and different courts There is no point in taking the ball out of the field. “We are opening Maraş in the service of humanity. The TRNC has such a decision. Again, your staff, the government has done a serious job. We as Turkey stand tall. behind your work and will continue to do so. Drilling work in the No. 10 field there oil fields in Cyprus. There is also an explanation from the Greek Cypriot side as to what can be done or understand that they are trying to turn up the tension.
In return, it is unthinkable that the TRNC and Turkey have their hands tied, and we have already made this very clear. This means that we will start the drilling work. That would be the answer. We can’t think of any other answer. We follow with envy your suggestions and your work on the basis of two equal sovereign states, especially on the international scene. Unfortunately, we are also seeing the efforts of the Greek Cypriot side to take the game off the field. In a way that leads to the solutions of the 1960s. There is no point wasting more time with non-existent and impractical works and solutions. You presented your proposal to the Secretary-General of the United Nations and expressed it openly to the world. I would like to express once again that we fully support your proposal. “