Important step for its further internationalization Turkish provocative and the strongest shield of the Greek positions against the illegal claims of Ankara is carried out by Athens. With letter to the United Nations Greek diplomacy rejects in its entirety the illegal and unhistorical argument of Turkey linking the militarization of the Aegean islands with their domination.
See Greece’s letter to the UN
“Any attempt to challenge the sovereignty of Greece on the islands with the unfounded assumption that Greece is violating its obligation to demobilize under the Treaties (Lausanne and Paris), subject to the fundamental principle of international law on the stability of borders and titles. She states in a letter the Permanent Representative of Greece to the UN to the Secretary General of the Organization.
The Greek letter emphasizes that the definition of the country’s borders is not linked to the future of the Treaties, while it is reminded that Turkey systematically escalates its aggression, threatens Greece with war since 1995, has a reinforced arsenal on the coasts against the islands, realizes. successive overflights and is governed by a spirit of revisionism, shaking peace and security in the region.
The government spokesman John Economoustates: “We respond on the basis of International Law and the Law of the Sea and the Treaties to all the non-existent statements that the Turkish side has from time to time.”
The Permanent Representative of the country to the United Nations reiterates the firm position that the islands have the right to spatially waters, EEZ and shelf.
“Greece invites Turkey to stop questioning the sovereignty of Greece in its Aegean islands, in particular through legally unfounded and historically false allegations. To stop threatening Greece with war in case it fully expands its territorial waters beyond 6 nautical miles and to refrain from illegal activities that violate the sovereignty and sovereign rights of Greece in the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranean. ” continues in her letter to the Permanent Representative of Greece to the UN to the Secretary General of the Organization.
At the same time, the Turkish Foreign Minister directly questions the Greek sovereignty of the Aegean islands.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey, Mevlüt Tsavousoglu says: “Greece has equipped the islands since 1960. If it does not retreat, we have made it clear that we will start a debate on their sovereignty. We are very serious, we do not bluff because these islands were granted to Greece under conditions “.
For the conclusions of his travels to Washington and Davos The Prime Minister informed the President of the Republic, Katerina Sakellaropoulou.
“Greece has an upgraded geopolitical and economic role, it is a country that has finally left behind the difficult times of crisis and is treated by all, by our geopolitical allies, but also by the economic community, as a serious, credible one. partner “stressed Kyriakos Mitsotakis.
According to him, the Greek diplomatic position is stronger Nikos Trees, who addressed the presentation of the National Strategic Extroversion Plan: “We are making a huge effort to take advantage of our geostrategic position, which is also a challenge. And to claim, always with realism and by upgrading our size, the upgrading of our footprint in the wider region “.
Zakharova is provocative
Moscow is also annoyed by Prime Minister’s visit to the United States.
THE Maria Zakharova A representative of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs emphasizes: “Kyriakos Mitsotakis offered a strange choice of historical analogies. “The struggle for independence of the Greeks, which dates back to 200 years ago, coincides with the crimes committed by the Kiev regime, which waged war against its citizens in Donbass for eight years.”
The immediate answer of Giannis Oikonomou: “We see that the list was very dissatisfied with the historical visit and what Kyriakos Mitsotakis achieved in the USA”.
European answer in Erdogan’s moves is demanded by the official opposition.
THE George Katrougalos Speaking at the First Program, SYRIZA’s Foreign Minister said that “Europe must be able to protect the borders of each country as if it were its own.” “That alone can not be a guarantee for Erdogan.”
In its port Ίμβρου appears docked Turkish research Yunus. Kyriakos Mitsotakis met with the Prime Minister of Bavaria, whom he briefed on, among other things, the Turkish provocation.
Reportage: Pierros Tzanetakos
Turkish National Security Council – “Greece violates international law – Tries to take advantage of alliances”
The National Security Council of Turkey was completed with the Turkish Council to accuses Greece of violating international law.
Specifically, as broadcast by Constantinople the ERT correspondent Ariana FerentinouGreece’s growing provocative actions, which violate international law and the agreements to which it is a party, and its efforts to take advantage of alliances who should act in a spirit of cooperation and stressed that our determination to protect the rights and interests of our nation will be maintained irreconcilable.
Istanbul – Response: Ariana Ferentinou
Turkish Challenges… Continued – The United States sees a problematic escalation
Turkey’s growing provocation has not gone unnoticed in Washington where they closely monitor Ankara’s movements, considering the escalation of tension extremely problematic. Especially with regard to Alexandroupolis, everyone here is aware of the enhanced role that the region plays in serving American interests, and therefore the recent incident with the Turkish fighters has raised concerns.
In this context, the Hellenic American Institute sent a letter to President Biden asking him to leave Turkey for violations and overflights. As it is typically mentioned, the recent challenges are screams, and not only do they violate the sovereignty of Greece, but they are threats to NATO itself and European security and are detrimental to US interests.
Washington – Response: Lena Argyri