Greece’s National Council convenes over security concerns triggered by Turkey – Greek City Times
Categories: Greek NEWSWORLD News

Greece’s National Council convenes over security concerns triggered by Turkey

Advertisment

Greece’s National Council on Foreign Policy will convene today to discuss security and stability in the Mediterranean, in light of the latest provocations of Turkey with the recent Turkey-Libya agreement.

The meeting will be convened by Foreign Affairs Minister, Nikos Dendias who on Monday called on the EU Foreign Affairs Council to “explicitly condemn the memoranda of understanding signed by Turkey and Libya” on maritime zone delineation in the East Mediterranean.

The Minister also called on the Council to “create a framework of sanctions” if Ankara and the Tripoli government do not abide by international laws and the Law of the Sea, and called for the support of Greece and Cyprus.

Dendias is expected to brief the National Council today on his meeting with his counterparts at the EU Foreign Affairs Council where has already indicated that he “highlighted the model of Turkish misconduct in the Aegean, in Cyprus and in the East Mediterranean” and clarified that “Greece will do whatever is necessary to defend its sovereignty and its sovereign rights.”

Meanwhile the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Vice-President of the European Commission, Josep Borrell, on Monday said that the Turkey and Libya memorandum of understanding on maritime zones “causes serious concern.”

Spread the love
Advertisment

GCT

Recent Posts

European Asylum Agency signs deal to have a stronger presence in Greece

Europe's asylum agency has signed a deal with Greece that will help expand its operations in the country, which is… Read More

2 hours ago

5.5 magnitude earthquake hits Karpathos

A 5.5-magnitude earthquake has struck close to tourist hot spots Kos and Rhodes in Greece, the United States Geological Survey… Read More

8 hours ago

Erdoğan and Trump discuss the situation in the Eastern Mediterranean

According to White House spokesman Judd Deere, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump, discussed recent developments… Read More

10 hours ago

The Migration crisis: Weekly snapshot (20 –26 January 2020)

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, have released the latest figures concerning the arrivals of migrants… Read More

11 hours ago

French Ambassador condemns Turkey’s provocations, praises Greece-France military cooperation

France’s Ambassador to Greece, Patrick Maisonnave on Monday condemned Turkish provocations and called the Turkey-Libya Memoranda of Understanding a "pseudo… Read More

11 hours ago

I wish I had Diamantidis on my team: Kobe Bryant

The world is still reeling, two days after NBA legend and former Los Angeles Lakers star, Kobe Bryant was killed… Read More

13 hours ago