Ankara, Turkey – “Turkey’s behavior cannot be left unanswered and inconclusive,” said Nikos Anastasiadis, the leader of Southern Cyprus, in an interview with the French daily Le Figaro, claiming that Turkey is a “disturbing” party in the Eastern Mediterranean. We will respond with actions, not just words,” he said.
Addressing the European Union leaders ‘ summit, which was postponed to October 1st, Anastasiadis also said that “diplomatic and political decisions” should be taken against Turkey, claiming that Turkey has violated Greek territorial waters.
“We remind Turkey that we are asking for dialogue, otherwise we will apply to the International Court in the Hague, ” Anastasiadis “welcomed the talks between Greece and Turkey. Unfortunately, Turkey did not respond, and chose to violate the exclusive economic zone of the GCA,” he said.
In recent months, Turkey’s efforts to search for natural resources in the region with Oruç Reis in the Eastern Mediterranean have attracted the reaction of Greece, and pressure has increased with the introduction of France and the Greek part.
But tensions have been rising in recent weeks, and this week Greece and Turkey agreed to start exploratory talks on the normalization process.