On the occasion of the celebrations for Greek Independence Day, on March 25, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called Turkey to stop the illegal actions in the Aegean and respect the sovereign rights of Greece and Cyprus, as well as the rules of international law.

Meanwhile, a EU-Turkey Summit will be held in Varna, Bulgaria, on Monday, with the main item on the agenda being the continuation of European funding to Syrian refugees in Turkey; however, the issue of the increasing provocativeness of Turkey will also be put forward. European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will represent the EU. In recent statements, they have both stressed that this will not be an easy meeting. On the other hand, no one can foresee the stance of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in the Summit.

 

Translation: Eleni Gogou