Erdogan reminded Trump that Turkey is not the party creating instability in the Eastern Mediterranean. He stressed that Turkey proved with "concrete actions" that it wants to reduce tensions and establish dialogue on the matter.
On Wednesday Erdogan said during a commemoration ceremony that Turkey would take whatever they are entitled to in the Mediterranean, Aegean and Black seas. "We will not make any concessions," he said.
The president noted that the same way Turkey does not set its eyes on other countries’ territory, sovereignty, or interests, it expects others to do the same for Turkey.