The Turkish Foreign Ministry continues with its provocative rhetoric. On Sunday, Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy, defending the Turkey-Libya agreement, argued that the so-called “Ankara-Tripolis Memorandum of Understanding” is in line with court rulings establishing international jurisprudence and international law.
Also, Hami Aksoy denies that the Greek continental shelf reaches as far as Egypt and speaks of unilateral maximalist and incompatible Greek and Greek Cypriot positions. From the Greek side, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis says he is determined to seek Turkey’s condemnation at the NATO Summit, that begins Tuesday in London for the commemoration of the Alliance’s 70th anniversary.
In his remarks, Mr. Mitsotakis commented that “an alliance cannot stand by indifferently when one of its members blatantly violates international law and turns against another of its members” adding that “the strategy of keeping an equidistant stance, blatantly wrongs Greece, which never sought to create tension in the region”.