PM sends twofold message to Turkey

With the Turkish Oruc Reis research vessel in the Greek continental shelf and the fleets of both countries in a tense standoff, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis sent a twofold message to Turkey on Wednesday stating that Greece is willing to have an honest dialogue, but will not back way from any challenge.

"No challenge will go unanswered. We have proved it in practice. And we will prove it again if necessary," he said in a televised address on Wednesday evening.

Mistotakis noted that just as Greece signed agreements with Italy and Egypt, it is ready "in the same framework of legality, with confidence and without discounts, to talk to all our neighbors."

"We are not afraid of dialogue, even the most difficult ones, because we have faith in the legality of our positions," he said, adding, however, that a dialogue cannot take place amid provocations and a...

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