Adil Karaismailoğlu, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, came to Tekirdağ today to make a series of visits and examinations. First of all, Karaismailoğlu, who visited the National Maritime Safety and Emergency Response Center UDEM, said in his speech here, with the instructions of the European Union Irini Operation Center. Bayraklı He condemned the interference with a merchant ship and said it had no law.
"The instruction of the European Union Eirene Operation Center is against the law"
A Turkish warship sailed in international waters on Sunday, November 22, with the instructions of the European Union Irini Operation Center Bayraklı a commercial ship to the intervention reminiscent of Ministers Karaismailoğlu, "This is not the flag state intervention in trying to obtain the consent of our well-intentioned government without the consent of Turkey are in contravention of international law. Until now, no concrete evidence has been presented that reveals suspects, and in the statements made by the European Union, it has been stated that the route of the ship is a reason for suspicion. This is an unacceptable justification. The conditions are certain for you to intervene in a ship in international law, ”he said.
"All relevant institutions of our country give the necessary responses in coordination"
Minister Karaismailoğlu said, “This intervention, in which the freedom of navigation of trade ships was ignored, was not only an act that would disrupt the maritime trade. They treated our seafarers as criminals and gathered them in a room and were subjected to physical intervention in a style that was not in compliance with international law. "All relevant institutions of our country react in coordination to this step, which poses a serious threat to the sustainability of maritime trade."
"The amount of maritime transport in our foreign trade increased from 57 billion dollars to 222.1 billion dollars"
Minister Karaismailoğlu also announced the growth figures in seaways between 2003-2019. Karaismailoğlu said, “The number of our shipyards increased from 37 to 83. The amount of maritime transport in our foreign trade increased from 57 billion dollars to 222.1 billion dollars, and foreign trade transports realized by seaways increased from 149 million tons to 353 million tons. "The number of passengers carried on cabotage lines increased from 99.8 million to 150.3 million, and the number of vehicles transported on cabotage lines increased from 6.2 million to 13.4 million."
"UDEM was equipped with 2020 million lira of equipment and materials in 10"
Emphasizing that UDEM is the coordination center and brain of the country in the response to marine pollution, Minister Karaismailoğlu said, “UDEM has been equipped with equipment and materials to intervene in pollution caused by oil and other harmful substances of 2020 million lira in 10, increasing its combat capacity against possible pollution in the seas. " said.
Minister Karaismailoğlu, after the UDEM visit; He visited the National Storage Center, Training and Test Pool. Karaismailoğlu will attend the 14.00st Stage opening ceremony of Hayrabolu-Tekirdağ Road at 1:XNUMX and his visits will continue throughout the day.