European leaders on the side of Athens – A loud slap in the face to Erdogan the text of the Summit conclusions
Of Dimitris Gatsiou
At the height of its strategy to internationalize Turkish challenges in the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean, Athens is adding another powerful “weapon” to the quiver of its strongholds.
Following emphatic messages from partners and allies, such as France, Germany and the State Department, to the neighbor’s leadership to abandon tensions and abide by the rules of international law, European Union leaders are erecting walls in front of the , Recep Tayyip Erdogan, via the text of the Summit Conclusions.
A text-slap in the neighboring country, which particularly satisfies the Greek capital and the prime minister, as it further strengthens our positions in the face of the Turkish leadership’s reluctance and work.
“The European Council has expressed its deep concern at Turkey’s recent repeated actions and statements. Turkey must respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all the Member States of the European Union,” reads the text of the conclusions of the 27th Summit. ” in Brussels.
Recalling its previous conclusions and the declaration of 25 March 2021, the European Council expects Turkey to fully respect international law, to de-escalate tensions in the interests of regional stability in the Eastern Mediterranean and to promote good neighborly relations. “Ankara is now called upon to abandon the logic of tensions and to respect international law and the rules of good neighborliness.
It was preceded by the statement of Mr. Mitsotakis, who sent a new signal to Recep Tayyip Erdogan. “Athens is fully covered by the draft conclusions, which calls, with absolute clarity, on Turkey to stop questioning the sovereignty, but also the territorial integrity of European Union countries and to return to a de-escalation process with full respect for the International Fair enough.
“And I really hope that Turkey will listen to these persuasions this time, because only in this way will it be possible to reduce the tension that has been created in the Eastern Mediterranean over the last two months, with the neighboring country being solely to blame.” of.
The diplomatic demarcation of the Greek capital is yielding new important fruits, having completed the first phase of informing partners and allies about the crackdown caused by Ankara in a critical area of the world map.
The climate in Brussels for the neighbor is heavy, the neo-Ottoman outbursts of President Erdogan find the European Union as a whole, while Mr. Mitsotakis highlighted the Turkish revisionism and the challenges during the leaders’ dinner, taking advantage of the new Vice President, Fuat Oktay.
“It is up to Turkey to de-escalate the tension,” the prime minister told his counterparts, according to government sources.
– EU: Deep Concern over Turkey’s Repeated Actions and Statements – Respect Sovereignty and Territorial Integrity