Greece’s main opposition New Democracy (ND) Shadow Foreign Minister George Koumoutsakos, said on Tuesday that the European Union should impose sanctions on Turkey if it continues its provocations member states Greece and Cyprus.

Koumoutsakos called on European leaders to progress from words and statements to actions and decide measures and sanctions for that country, which will find all Greeks united against it, he said.

The shadow foreign minister is in Cyprus to represent ND leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis at the funeral of former President Dimitris Christofias.

Earlier in the day he was received by the President of the Cyprus Republic, Nicos Anastasiades.

In his statement, after his meeting with President Nicos Anastasiades, Koumoutsakos said that Dimitris Christofias had the courage but also the persistence to support the effort for a just solution of the Cyprus problem and the reunification of the island.