"Turkey is currently causing, but the provocation is a sign of weakness ", said Prime Minister…..
"We won a clear, determined and rigorous decision».
"The big section of yesterday's European Council decision that is passed from the level of rhetoric in the prior conviction strict Stis targeted measures against Turkey if it continues its provocative behavior, behavior violating the sovereign rights of the Republic ", underlines Alexis Tsipras in an interview with CNN Greece.
Mr.. Tsipras speaks of "great and significant shift in the European Council in favor of our national interests", adding that this has come as a result of the very substantial efforts in recent years to highlight the role and importance of Greece and Cyprus in the region, through multilateral strategic partnerships, and upgrading of Greece's prestige by the way he handled critical issues, he said, the exit from the crisis until nomenclature northern neighbors.
He noted that "Turkey is currently causing, but the provocation is a sign of weakness ", and asked if worried about a backlash from Turkey, He said that the jerky movements are deadlocked.
He said "The risk of an accident-not deliberately planned event in Aegean, Eastern Mesogeio-, is there anyway when we daily violations in the Aegean and dogfights', to emphasize that though "I do not believe that Turkey is planning to produce a warm episode, because if it did it would worsen even more the position of ".
"Turkey today is isolated, at odds with Europe and the US ", He noted and added that the central dilemma is that "if you stay oriented to the West, or will go to the East".
When asked what will happen if you go drilling rig Kastelorizo, Greek Prime Minister was categorical:
"The Greek Armed Forces have plans, and these patterns are in our knowledge, we studied, They have come to KYSEA, approved. They will not get there because it will prevent them to reach to there '.
"Greece", highlighted, "It is a sovereign country that has the ability to defend its sovereign rights and sovereignty".
"There is no scenario where drilling will be found to make the Greek continental shelf drilling because it will not be able to practice, will prevent ', write down.
Asked about the reference to the same macro for frigates, Mr.. Tsipras said that the French President has a long and continuous cooperation and these topics discuss long.
He stressed that in the area there are interests that play a big role.
He noted that Greece and Cyprus have managed to show that the EEZ of Cyprus and EEZ of Europe and that the Greek continental shelf is European continental shelf.
He pointed out that in our natural resources research and utilization of the proceeds but Cyprus and Greece, noting that next week "We have signed contract for research and development in the land south and west of Crete" and that "the companies involved in the process are French and Italian and American '.
Against this background, explained, "Here is not a moral solidarity, but when he meets the French President that the French Total doing surveys and mining in the area and comes arbitrarily and unilaterally a state-owned company in Turkey -and possibly behind these moves is the implication that can prevent these activities;, You realize that there is neither France nor any other country to leave it so ".
"There can be no solution to the Cyprus problem with Eve troops and guarantees'
Mr.. Tsipras stressed that "there can be no solution to the Cyprus problem with Eve occupation troops on the island and maintaining the anachronistic institution of safeguards".
Asked on the occasion of his article Mr.. Simitis, said "Mr.. Simitis and Mr.. Venizelos spoke for a total rethinking of foreign policy in relations with Turkey give some messages ", not the same, "But obviously Mr.. Mitsotakis, who kleftika whistles does not answer ".
"It signals to begin to think reasonably painful compromises in the Aegean and Cyprus', added Mr.. Tsipras to emphasize that "the strategy that we follow is a strategy that constantly strengthens its position in the country and does not open any window in ypochoritikotitas sovereignty issues both in the Aegean and in Cyprus".
He said that "Greece's strategy in recent 4,5 years has strengthened more than ever the validity and reliability of the country, strategy is clear as,Regarding the substantive, large front our national issues is Turkey and not Albania or Northern Macedonia ".
He added that "even with the resolution of the name issue that embittered some, strengthen the diplomatic power of Greece against the international community and Europe to be able to deal much more effectively with real challenges to our national issues ".
He pointed out that the Greek Air Force planes are those patrolling the airspace of Northern Macedonia and not Turkish F16.