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Mitsotakis Calls On The EU To Uphold Decisions Already Taken On Turkey

Mitsotakis Calls On The EU To Uphold Decisions Already Taken On Turkey

The Prime Minister of Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis called on the EU to remain consistent in the decisions it has already taken in relation to Turkey, so that if its provocative and aggressive behavior continues, this will bring consequences.


More specifically, the Prime Minister of Greece, entering the European Summit venue, said that "I had the opportunity to ask President Michel to add to our discussion the issue of Turkey`s challenges in the Eastern Mediterranean, because it was not on the agenda.And President Michel agreed and this issue will be discussed tomorrow."


"I will have the opportunity to inform my colleagues, as I have already done within the EPP, about Turkey`s new provocations towards Greece and Cyprus with the recent exit of Oruc Reis on the Greek continental shelf as well as the unacceptable violation of UN Security Council decisions on Varosha in Cyprus. Unfortunately, Turkey seems to remain consistent in its provocative and aggressive behavior. The same consistency must be shown by the EU in the implementation of the decisions it has already taken, in order for this behavior, if it continues to have the corresponding consequences," he added.


Referring to the COVID-19 pandemic he said that "Greece is doing better than other European countries, but it will need absolute consistency in the implementation of the measures announced by the experts. I also want to point out that if our experts indicate the need to take additional measures of local, I reiterate it as local, nature, we will not hesitate to do so to limit any local spread of the epidemic."


Meanwhile, the "new provocative action of Turkey with the issuance of the illegal NAVTEX for investigations south of Kastelorizo ​​and on the Greek continental shelf that torpedoes the dialogue was raised by the Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis at the Summit of the European People`s Party (EPP), according to a Greek source.


"On their part, the leaders of the governments and parties participating in the EPP Summit expressed their full support to Greece in the face of Turkey`s new challenges," the source added. Moreover it noted that "the President of the EPP Donald Tusk, declaring his full support for Greece, underlined that he understands the Turkish provocation and stressed that limits must be set for it".


Source: CNA


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