Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu complained that Greece and Cyprus are targeting Turkey, reiterating that Ankara wants to resolve differences in the region through dialogue whilst ignoring his country’s daily violations against Greeek airspace.
Commenting on developments in Libya on Monday, when tensions between the the Turks and the Libyan National Army are rising again, Çavuşoğlu also referred to disputes over maritime jurisdiction in the Eastern Mediterranean with Egypt, Greece, Cyprus and Israel.
He himself, responding immediately, reiterated that Turkey only talks with countries that maintain diplomatic relations, something that it does not happen with the Republic of Cyprus.
“We are ready to talk to all the coastal countries with which we have diplomatic relations. Following negotiations on the definition of our maritime border with Libya, we signed a Memorandum of Understanding,” Çavuşoğlu continued.
What Çavuşoğlu omits is that the so-called Memorandum of Understanding that Turkey signed with the Muslim Brotherhood Government of National Accords, based in Tripoli. has been internationally condemned as an illegal and illegitimate document.
“Nevertheless, Greece does not want to meet with us,” he falsely claimed.
“Greek Cypriots do not talk to Turkish Cypriots,” he continued to lie, also omitting that the Republic of Cyprus is sending COVID-19 vaccines to Turkish Cypriots in occupied northern Cyprus.
“On the contrary, the Greek Cypriot government and the government of Greece have entered a path of targeting Turkey and Northern Cyprus,” claimed the head of Turkish diplomacy without explaining how.