Greek PM warns Turkey on Independence Day

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Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras sent a warning to Turkey from the island of Psara on Sunday, on the occasion of the country’s Independence Day celebrations from Ottomon rule.

Tsipras warned that although Greece is a country that seeks the peaceful co-existence, the solidarity and the cooperation with its neighbours it is not to be toyed with and demands total respect to its sovereignty rights and its territorial integrity.

"Greece is a pole of stability and guarantor of the stability and the safety in the region and does not allow to anyone to play games that set at risk the normality " he said and explained "Greece is a country with strong defence, not to threat but to safeguard the peace and stability in the region, to serve the principle of good neighbourly relations". Ηe noted that Turkey must stop the illegal actions in the Aegean and respect Greece and Cyprus' sovereignty rights. To respect the international law.

The Greek PM  said that "our thoughts are with the Greek servicemen that are currently detained in Edirne and we are doing whatever necessary to bring them back to Greece soon”.

“The next page of our history belongs to a Greece free from the wounds of the economic crisis and the suffocating surveillance that we experience in the last 8 years, a period that comes to an end in a few months" he said adding that "now is the moment that we must build on solid foundations the future of our country" he underlined.

The Prime Minister noted that "Greece is facing the future with optimism and is standing up as a modern, European and democratic country with social justice, equality and total respect to the freedoms of the individual.”

GCT Team

This article was researched and written by a GCT team member.