SYRIZA demands response for Erdogan’s ‘unconscionable’ Cyprus claims  

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Greece’s main opposition party on Tuesday condemned recent comments made by Turkey’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan concerning Cyprus, calling for an official response from Athens.

SYRIZA “unequivocally condemns the latest provocative statements by the Turkish president about the Cyprus issue,” the opposition party said in a statement, after Erdogan on Monday stated that “perhaps if we had pushed south… there would be no more south and north and Cyprus would be completely ours.”

“President Erdogan’s unconscionable statements clearly undermine the ‘positive climate’ in Greek-Turkish relations, which the [Kyriakos] Mitsotakis government complacently insists on. Just three months after the signing of the Athens Declaration, Turkey is once more violating its spirit and letter.”

Greek diplomatic sources say that Erdogan's statements are a distortion of the truth.
Greek diplomatic sources say that Erdogan’s statements are a distortion of the truth. Photo: In Time News.

According to Ekathimerini, Greek diplomatic sources say that Erdogan’s statements are a distortion of the truth.

“The statements of the Turkish president regarding the illegal invasion of Cyprus in 1974 constitute a blatant distortion of the historical truth and an insult to the memory of the victims.”

Source: Ekathimerini

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