Minister Karaismailoğlu said that it is illegal to search the Turkish ship in the Mediterranean. Karaismailoğlu said, “You cannot declare a ship as a suspect just because of its route. Otherwise, it is possible to put forward a justification that would declare all ships in the world suspicious. "All relevant institutions of our country react in coordination to this step, which poses a serious threat to the sustainability of maritime trade."
Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu, with the instruction of the European Union İrini Operation Center, Bayraklı condemning the interference with a merchant ship that it was unlawful
"You cannot declare a ship carrying the flag of a country as suspect because of its route."
Minister Karaismailoğlu, a Turkish warship sailed in international waters on Sunday, November 22, with the instructions of the European Union Irini Operation Center. Bayraklı he strongly condemned the intervention on a merchant ship.
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. Only those belonging to one of Turkey's respected shipping companies due to flying and flying the flag of a country's international maritime organization councilor suspect you can not declare this ship. Otherwise, it is possible to put forward a justification that would declare all the ships in the world suspicious.
"Conditions are certain in order to intervene in a ship in international law"
Reminding that the conditions are certain in order to intervene in a ship in international law, Minister Karaismailoğlu said, “No concrete evidence has been presented that reveals the suspicion so far, 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 reason," he said.
"It is a serious threat to the sustainability of maritime trade"
Reminding that the freedom of navigation for trade ships was ignored, Minister Karaismailoğlu said, “This intervention has not only interrupted 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." Karaismailoğlu said that they will continue to explain this unlawfulness on every platform and take preventive measures in the future.
"It is not possible for us to accept this intervention against seafarers"
Minister Karaismailoğlu also said that nowadays, when numerous calls are made to solve the problems of seafarers who have served faithfully during the pandemic process, who have to continue to work on ships for months despite the expiry of their working period, and who are involved in the supply chain of products in all areas of life, it is He added that it was never possible.