Buyukanit: "Turkey is fully applying the Montreux agreement"
At a reception following the official handover of the Turkish Land Forces command yesterday, outgoing Chief of General Staff Gen. Yasar Buyukanit said, "Turkey is completely applying the provisions of Montreux Agreement. There are no developments in the Black Sea in violation of the agreement." Dismissing some comments on the issue as ignorant speculation, he added, "Of course there are some who aren't happy about the restrictions under the agreement, but it is very important for Turkey. The Black Sea is the most stable sea in the region." He also warned that the regional problems could spread to the Black Sea .