ANKARA 

Turkey’s activities in the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean are based on its search for rights and justice, the nation’s president said on Tuesday.

Speaking at the ceremony launching 2020-2021 judicial year at the presidential complex, Recep Tayyip Erdogan said some countries have sought to confine Turkey to its shores, calling it “a blatant injustice”.

Dubbing fait-accompli attempts in Mediterranean examples of “modern colonialism,” Erdogan said all neighboring countries in the region had rights to benefit from resources.

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