Mitsotakis: ‘We will not go to war with Turkey’


Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Thursday during a session at the World Economic Forum in Davos, that “we will not go to war with Turkey.”

The Prime Minister still believes it is possible to resolve his country’s differences with Turkey by speaking with Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to apnews.

Relations between the two NATO allies and historic regional rivals have been particularly strained for nearly three years, with alarming rhetoric from Turkish officials. Turkish President Erdogan has repeatedly said Turkish troops could descend on Greece “suddenly one night,” and even threatened to hit Athens with ballistic missiles.

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis

“We will not go to war with Turkey,” Mitsotakis said during a session at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Thursday. “We should be able to sit down with Turkey as reasonable adults and resolve our main difference, which is the delimitation of maritime zones in the Aegean and the eastern Mediterranean.”

Mitsotakis noted that although it was a “complicated issue because of the geography of the Aegean,” Greece had managed to resolve similar disagreements with Italy and Egypt and was contemplating taking a similar dispute with Albania to the International Court of Justice in The Hague.

Source: apnews




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