Member states of the Union for the Mediterranean
Greece, along with Cyprus, the European Union and other international actors, is taking all necessary action to address Turkey's activities in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Aegean, Defense Minister Evangelos Apostolakis said Wednesday.
He also spoke about the plan to reorganize the Armed Forces, noting their operational capabilities and dissuasive capacity.
The "only thing" that Ankara wants with its recent activities in the Eastern Mediterranean is to "guarantee that the rights of Turkish-Cypriots are accepted by the Greek-Cypriot administration, Greece, the EU and everyone else," Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was quoted by the state-run Anadolou Agency as saying on Wednesday.
The EU General Affairs Council (GAC) today decided to call on the Commission to propose appropriate measures against Turkey over its continuing illegal drilling in Cyprus' Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn told a news conference today.
The GAC reiterated that the EU has «frozen» talks with Turkey on accession and the customs union.