The Foreign Minister of Turkey Mevlut Chavushoglu said that the United States did not direct and requested a reception in the internal waters of the Republic of Avia carrier to help with the elimination of the consequences of earthquakes.
“Warships are constantly plying in the Eastern Mediterranean. We cannot decide which country to go in international waters, but we ourselves make a decision. From America, there was no such request, from America, And if he came, we would not allow. There is no such need (in the arrival of the aircraft carrier – ed.), ”the Yeni şafak newspaper quoted the Minister of the newspaper.
So Chavushoglu commented on the words of the official representative of the Pentagon Patrick Ryder, who last week said that the United States allegedly sends the USS George HW Bush aircraft carrier to Turkey. He was supposed to arrive at the port of the city of Mersin.
“We do not need to accept a warship. Some countries, including Greece, offered to send cruise liners to the region, on which people who lost their houses could live until June,” said the head of the Turkish foreign policy.