Merkel “turns a blind eye” to Erdogan for the Eastern Mediterranean

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“Only through dialogue and on the basis of international law” can the contentious issues in the Eastern Mediterranean be resolved, Chancellor Angela Merkel said during a teleconference earlier in the day with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, while welcoming her. , soon, informal talks on the Cyprus issue, mediated by the United Nations.

According to a government spokesman, Stephen Seibert, regional issues were also discussed during the conference call, as well as the evolution of the coronavirus pandemic.

“The chancellor stressed that disputed issues in the eastern Mediterranean can only be resolved through dialogue and on the basis of international law. “On the Cyprus issue, the Chancellor welcomed the announcement of the start, soon, of informal talks mediated by the United Nations,” said Seibert in his statement, concluding by noting that “Mrs. Merkel and Mr. Erdo”agreed that the ongoing formation of a government in Libya under Abdulhamid Dbeiba needs the full support of both inside and outside Libya».

The day before yesterday, according to the correspondent of the Athens News Agency, Mrs. Merkel had a teleconference with the President of the Republic of Cyprus Nikos Anastasiadis, during which she also expressed her “full support” for the United Nations efforts to resolve the Cyprus issue. at the end of April. “A common basis for negotiations to resolve the Cyprus issue should be explored there. To achieve this, an open mind, a compromise on both sides is needed“In order to make progress”, the Chancellor underlined.

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