Cyprus, Greece Support Turkey’s European Union Entry Bid

Greece's foreign minister George Katrougalos with his Cypriot counterpart Nikos Christodoulides. (Photo by foreign Ministry via Eurokinissi)

NICOSIA (AP) — Greece’s foreign minister says it’s in the best interests of his country, Cyprus and the European Union that Turkey’s faltering bid to join the bloc stays on track.

George Katrougalos said after talks Tuesday with his Cypriot counterpart Nikos Christodoulides that an “anti-European, hostile Turkey” on the EU’s eastern frontier is undesirable, but that Ankara has to fully respect EU principles.

He added that Greece opposes the fostering of a climate of “Islamophobia” that’s contrary to values that the EU espouses.

Christodoulides said Cyprus disagrees with other EU member states that don’t want Turkey to join the bloc because it would scupper efforts to reunify the ethnically divided Mediterranean island nation and undercut chances of getting Ankara to embrace EU principles.

Greece’s foreign minister George Katrougalos during an official visit to Cyprus. (Photo by foreign Ministry via Eurokinissi)

Greece’s foreign minister George Katrougalos with his Cypriot counterpart Nikos Christodoulides. (Photo by foreign Ministry via Eurokinissi)
Greece’s foreign minister George Katrougalos during an official visit to Cyprus. (Photo by foreign Ministry via Eurokinissi)
Greece’s foreign minister George Katrougalos during an official visit to Cyprus. (Photo by foreign Ministry via Eurokinissi)
Greece’s foreign minister George Katrougalos during an official visit to Cyprus. (Photo by foreign Ministry via Eurokinissi)
Greece’s foreign minister George Katrougalos with his Cypriot counterpart Nikos Christodoulides. (Photo by foreign Ministry via Eurokinissi)
Greece’s foreign minister George Katrougalos during an official visit to Cyprus. (Photo by foreign Ministry via Eurokinissi)
Greece’s foreign minister George Katrougalos with his Cypriot counterpart Nikos Christodoulides. (Photo by foreign Ministry via Eurokinissi)

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  1. Good hope 1 million Turks move to Southern Cyprus after they join. Maybe 2-3 million even better, free movement between EU states bye bye Kypros…Stupid Politicians…

    1. What do you expect ..from traitors who have already surrendered the sovereingy of Greece and Cyprus to U.S and Nato occupation… and supported the theft of the Macedonian culture.and handed over Fryom to the EU and Nato!

      Now, they eliminate the bbstruction of Turkey’s into the EU…which to date has been their non compliance to UN resolutions demanding the removal of Turkey from Northern Cyprus!

      No doubt about …EU and U.S hand in another shake down of Greek Arisotcrats without regard to the people of Cyprus and Greece!

      Today, Donald Trump disgracefully demonstrate all the Symptoms of Fascism ..when he ..and I mean the undeclared dictator of Iraq…that for 60 days , the people of Iraq will be allowed to buy much needed oil from Iran! After 60 days the occupiers of Iraq will not allow them to buy this oil because they will be hit with economic sanctions by he U.S …which harms the poeple of Iraq, just like they are doing in Venezuela!

      This is international war crimes and crimes against humanity…which the International Criminal Court is considering among other crimes to charge the U.S and Israel!

      This is not America …but Aristocratic Fascist out of control to dominate the economic , political , and military sovereignty of the world!

      What Greece and Cyprus demonstrate, they are not Greeks, but Persian slaves! ..,

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