PM lauds EU stance on Turkey

In the wake of what Athens has hailed as a successful European Union summit for Greece and Cyprus, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras warned Friday that Turkey could face consequences from the bloc if it did not desist from its provocations in the Eastern Mediterranean island's exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

In a statement Thursday, the European Council called Turkey's drilling in Cyprus's EEZ "illegal," stressing that Europe "stands ready to respond appropriately" with measures.

Tsipras, who appeared particularly satisfied by the statement of support, told reporters Friday that it was "the first time after decades of international violations of international law by Turkey that the EU, after coordinated actions by Greece and Cyprus, has condemned Turkish actions in such a clear and decisive manner."
He also said that the "stern" message to Turkey is accompanied by...

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