The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, returned to threatening rhetoric once again as the second round of elections approaches. This time he spoke of "tensions" that will continue to exist "as long as there are open issues with Greece".
Speaking to HaberTurk on Sunday evening, Çavuşoğlu referred to the issue of maritime zones.
"There is the issue of maritime areas of responsibility. It is considered easy to resolve the issue of islands and islets whose sovereignty has not been determined. We say they belong to us, the Greeks say they belong to them," he said.
“They claim 10 miles (of airspace) over 6 miles. There is the status of demilitarised islands. Claiming 10 miles of airspace over 6 miles of territorial waters is both ridiculous and illegal under international law. Let's say that this is the simplest," added the Turkish Foreign Minister.
"The question is whether the other side will take any step in these matters. Mitsotakis stated that 'we are not discussing any issue other than the maritime areas of responsibility'," the Turkish Foreign Minister claimed, adding "we also say to talk about one issue, but as long as there are others issues, we will continue to have tensions".