The Greek Prime Minister (PM) Kyriakos Mitsotakis urged EU leaders to “send a clear message” to Turkey during the last virtual meeting of the European People’s Party (EPP).
“Turkey has rejected Europe’s offer to pursue a positive agenda, choosing the path of unilateral action that brings it face to face with consequences,” Misotakis explained.
He expressed, EU and Greece gave Turkey many opportunities to stop its provocations and withdraw its survey ship from the Greek continental shelf.
He also discussed the issue of the re-opening of Varosha in the occupied part of Cyprus by Turkey.
The European Union (EU) is set to impose tougher sanctions on a number of Turkish individuals and entities involved in drilling in contested waters in the Mediterranean Sea, according to a draft statement prepared for EU leaders to agree at a summit on Thursday.
The draft statement indicated that EU bloc countries agreed to prepare additional sanctions list already in place since 2019.
The tension between Greece and Turkey is still rising due to a continuous Turkish provision. Also, Turkey doesn’t respect the universal sea laws.
Moreover, the latest trip by Erdogan to Varsoha has affected the process of peace between Greece, Turkey, and Cyprus to end the crisis of the divided island.