A clear and decisive message that Greece will not accept any blackmail and will defend its sovereignty and sovereign rights, sends Foreign Ministry and calls on Turkey to immediately end its illegal actions that undermine peace and security in the region……..
In its announcement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs emphasizes:
The new illegal Turkish Navtex for illegal searches south of the island of Megisti on the Greek continental shelf, in combination with the observed wide mobility of Turkish Navy units, is a new serious escalation and exposes in the most obvious way the destabilizing and threatening role for Turkey of peace.
It comes at a time when Greece has demonstrated its commitment to international legitimacy.
Based exclusively on International Law, in International Maritime Law and Good Neighborliness Rules, has reached an agreement after negotiations with neighboring countries on the demarcation of its Exclusive Economic Zone. It has declared its readiness for dialogue, to proceed with similar demarcations with its other neighbors under International Maritime Law.
Conversely, Turkey is proving in practice that declarations of readiness for dialogue are sham. Citing the signature of a prof’ all legal Agreement of Greece-Egypt EEZ, abandons dialogue before it even begins and resorts to practices of past centuries, following the dead-end tactic of trying to create accomplishments.
Greece will not accept any blackmail. It will defend its sovereignty and sovereign rights.
We call on Turkey to immediately end its illegal actions, undermining peace and security in the region.