A Turkish UAV of the Bayraktar type flew several times above Imia islet yesterday.
According to Turkey, these islands are not mentioned in the agreements.
According to Turkey, the islands’ dominance is still unclear and must be determined through agreement.
Unless otherwise stated in Article 12 of the Treaty of Lausanne, the islands less than three miles from Turkey’s coast remain Turkish. Imia islands are located 3.7 nautical miles off the coast of Turkey.
According to Article 15 of the same Treaty, Turkey grants Italy the Dodecanese islands “and the islands that depend on them” (including Imia). The Dodecanese were later granted to Greece by Italy as part of the Treaty of Paris in 1947.