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Greek Foreign Minister briefs EU counterparts on escalating Turkish provocations




Greek Foreign Affairs Minister, Nikos Dendias, has briefed his counterparts in the EU Foreign Affairs Council on the escalating Turkish provocations on Monday.

According to Ekathimerini, the briefing took place during a Council meeting held in Luxembourg and the Greek Minister noted that Turkey’s provocative actions have intensified both in rhetoric and in the field.

Diplomatic sources said Dendias also underlined Turkey’s ongoing revisionism, which includes Turkish President Erdogan’s constant questioning of the sovereignty of Greek islands.

READ MORE: Greece rejects Turkey’s calls to demilitarise Aegean islands.

Also on the agenda during the meeting was the recent Turkish overflights over Greek islands, as well as migration flows after the Greek Coast Guard rescued 108 migrants from a sailboat near Mykonos on Sunday.

At the conclusion of the meeting, Dendias thanked those who have already condemned these actions, and pointed out that all EU member states should emphasise their commitment to maintaining the inviolability of borders and respect for international treaties.

READ MORE: ‘It is not okay’: Germany condemns Turkey’s violation of Greek air space.

This briefing comes as tensions between Greece and Turkey continue to escalate, with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis calling Turkey’s questioning of Greece’s sovereignty over its Aegean islands as “absurd.”

President Erdogan also reiterated this month that he will no longer hold talks with Mitsotakis in future.

READ MORE: Mitsotakis: Turkey’s position over Aegean islands ‘absolutely absurd’.

Source: Ekathimerini.

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