Ankara continues its policy of provocations, with its Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu stating this time that Hagia Sophia is a Turkish matter, while also arguing that Italy’s agreement with Greece on the EEZ justifies his country.

Greek Foreign Ministry’s diplomatic sources said that Ankara is adopting a selective interpretation of the Law of the Sea and emphasized that it is a positive thing that Mr. Cavusoglu expresses his satisfaction for the signing of the agreement between Italy and Greece which fully consolidates the rights of islands to a continental shelf and exclusive economic zone, because that means that Turkey is changing its stance to date.

For his part, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said that “If Turkey is thinking about violating the sovereign rights of the Hellenic Republic, not only will it get a response from Greece, but from the EU as well”, since the issue is not Greco-Turkish, but a matter of relations with the European Union.

The Greek Prime Minister also noted that NATO cannot maintain an equidistant position when Turkey provokes.