ATHENS — Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias, in a series of tweets addressed to his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu on Monday, wished that 2021 will be a year in which Turkey abandons its threat of war on Greece, becomes more European and avoids provocations and illegal activities. Replying to an earlier tweet in a similar vein addressed to him by Cavusoglu, Dendias also noted that his Turkish counterpart had once again forgotten to mention international law, which he said was "the only basis for a constructive dialogue" between the two countries.
The foreign minister's tweets were as follows:
"Thank you my dear friend Mevlut. As we exchange wishes and advice, may 2021 be the year of the three “A”s for Turkey to:
1. Abandon its threats of war against Greece should we exercise our legitimate rights. After all we live in the 21st century.
2. Aspire to become more European. Less Neo-Ottoman. This will best serve the Turkish people.
3. Abstain from provocations and illegal activities.
By the way. There is one thing Mevlut you forgot to mention yet again: it’s International Law. The only basis for a constructive dialogue about our difference, my dear friend. Happy 2021!"