Ankara, Turkey –  President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan spoke by phone with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

At the meeting, where developments in the eastern Mediterranean were discussed, President Erdoğan said that they will continue to protect Turkey’s rights and interests at any time and everywhere. Turkey and all countries in the eastern Mediterranean, emphasizing that it is a fair solution that will win in favor of healthy dialogue, NATO should fulfill its responsibility against unilateral steps that are ignoring international law and damaging regional peace, the president said.

After the brazen threats of the European Union and Greece to Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan held a critical meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

During the meeting, President Erdoğan confirmed that Turkey will protect its rights until the end, while discussing developments in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Emphasizing that it is in favor of a just solution and dialogue in the Eastern Mediterranean, Erdoğan said that NATO must fulfill its responsibility for unilateral steps that ignore international law and damage regional peace.

Crusader Union EU threatens Turkey

Germany, which has tried to force Turkey to step back in its role as a mediator, has put forward a policy of threats after Turkey’s withdrawal.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on European Union (EU) countries to support Greece against Turkey.

“EU countries are obliged to support Greece,” Merkel said, calling for support for the Athens administration.

Germany, which has sought to extract concessions from Ankara on the grounds of mediation between Turkey and Greece, has previously expressed its support for Greece.