“Yesterday’s decision for Sweden and Finland to join NATO is clearly a victory for the North Atlantic Alliance, which is coming back even stronger and with new dynamics, creating a new framework for cooperation with Europe,” said Deputy Foreign Minister Miltiadis V. , in today’s interview on SKAI TV station.
In particular, regarding yesterday’s decision to lift Turkey’s veto on Sweden and Finland joining NATO, the Deputy Foreign Minister noted that Turkey was too late to make a decision that seemed to be taken from the beginning and could not be resisted. under the pressure regime. That is, to agree to NATO enlargement, thus delaying the required NATO protection umbrella to these two countries, at a time when they may be threatened by Russia.
Regarding the attitude of Greece towards Turkey during today’s NATO Summit, Mr. Varvitsiotis stressed that we are fully prepared. He reiterated that the Greek government’s goal is to keep all channels of dialogue and communication with the neighbor open, however, as he pointed out, “we are not prepared to suffer any rhetoric and any aggressive attitude on the part of Turkey.”
Regarding today’s forthcoming Joe Biden-Recep Tayyip Erdogan meeting on the sidelines of the NATO Summit, the Deputy Foreign Minister said that it is not something we should worry about and it is an opportunity to raise the issue of Turkey’s non-compliance with the implementation of the sanctions against Russia.