Ankara, Turkey – President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a phone call with the president of the Council of the European Union, Charles Michel. According to a statement from the communications presidency, at the meeting, which discussed Turkey-EU relations, regional issues, especially developments in the Eastern Mediterranean, were evaluated.
At the meeting, President Erdogan said that Turkey-EU relations should be revived, the EU should meet its obligations under the March 18 agreement, progress should be made on the customs union and visa liberalization.
Despite Turkey’s well-intentioned approach, Greece continues its steps to escalate tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean, President Erdogan said, noting that Turkey expects concrete steps from the EU so that the proposed Eastern Mediterranean Conference can take place.
President Erdogan said Armenia has occupied the territory of Azerbaijan. It also attacked Tovuz, which is located on natural gas and oil pipelines and transport lines. It then attacked the city of Ganja, endangering Europe’s energy supply security. He called on the EU to take a consistent stance on “the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan.”