Full clear political signal of solidarity with Greece and strong rejection of ergaleiopoisis the migration from Turkey, in order to obtain political gains, gave the Foreign Affairs Council, which met today in Zagreb, Croatia……
"The European Union reiterates its serious concern about the situation at the Turkish border and rejects the use of part of Turkey migratory pressure for political purposes", highlighted in the joint declaration issued by EU Foreign Ministers.
as noted, the "EU and its Member States remain determined to effectively protect the EU's external borders. Illegal crossings will not be tolerated ". He adds, that the EU and its Member States will take all necessary measures, accordance with Community and international law and stresses that immigrants should be encouraged to attempt illegal crossings by land or sea.
"The Council calls on the Turkish Government and all actors on the ground and agencies to relay this message and to combat the dissemination of false information", notes the joint statement.
The EU Foreign Ministers also reiterate their complete solidarity with Greece, which is facing an unprecedented situation, and to Bulgaria, Cyprus and other Member States, which may be affected in the same way. also note, that includes support and efforts for the management of EU external borders, while close cooperation on this issue will continue with its partners in the Western Balkans.
"The Council recalls that it expects Turkey to fully implement the provisions of the Joint Declaration of 2016 concerning all Member States ", The joint statement notes, thus making indirect reference to Cyprus receives particularly high flows. "Both the EU and Turkey can benefit from the continuation of this cooperation and commitment".
Regarding the situation in Idlib, Syria, The joint statement says, that the continued onslaught of the Syrian regime and its supporters, including Russia, creating untold human suffering and caused the worst humanitarian crisis since the beginning of the Syrian conflict.
The Foreign Ministers call for urgent de-escalation of the conflict in Syria, regret for the loss of life and also recognize the pressure on Turkey.
The Council also takes into’ account of the outcome of yesterday's meeting between Russia and Turkey and reiterates, in the most powerful way, its call on all parties to maintain an immediate ceasefire, to guarantee the protection of citizens, both by land and by air, and to allow the unimpeded provision of humanitarian assistance from the international community.