Kyriakos Mitsotakis briefs European officials on Turkish provocation

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From Brussels, where he participated in the EPP summit, Kyriakos Mitsotakis stated that he has taken the initiative to inform partners and allies about the concerns caused by Turkey's policy and actions in the Aegean.

The President of ND had meetings with the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy F. Mogherini, the President of the European Parliament A. Tagiani, the President of the EU Military Committee General M. Costarakos and the Secretary General of NATO G. Stoltenberg.

"I expressed to everyone my strong concern about the escalation of the challenges in the Aegean from Ankara and of course I informed them about the permanent Greek positions", said Mr. Mitsotakis, noting that for the first time, we saw an exercise of the Turkish Navy with real fire. within the territorial waters of Greece.

According to the Athens Agency, the leader of the official opposition stressed that the obligation of our country is the sober, but at the same time strict attitude.

"Greece has no intention of being seduced by the escalation, which - as it seems - is sought by the Turkish side. But it will not leave any challenge unanswered ", he continued, emphasizing that our country always seeks good neighborly relations with Turkey, with respect for International Law and International Treaties.

"In the wider region of Southeastern Europe and the Balkans, Greece is a pillar of stability and security," added Mr. Mitsotakis, who on the sidelines of the meeting of the EPP. He also met with the Prime Minister of Spain Mariano Rajoy.