Mitsotakis: “Yes to Dialogue with Turkey, But Failing That, We Go to the Hague”

November 18, 2020

ATHENS — Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis expressed his commitment to a sincere and bona fide dialogue with Turkey held in a context of reciprocity, speaking on Wednesday at the online 66th Annual Session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, held online between November 18-23.

The Greek Premier stressed that he has been waiting for quite some time for Turkey to exhibit this spirit of reciprocity, and warned that "if our calls to dialogue remain unanswered, then it will be inevitable for the European Union to take steps to safeguard its strategic interests and the interests of its member states."

Greece has been on the receiving end of specific security challenges and unilateral actions by Turkey, which have undermined NATO's unity throughout 2020, he noted, including a confrontation in the Mediterranean for 35 days.

"As I have said many times this year, Greece and Turkey should talk and -if we do not agree- then we should settle our disputes by appealing to the International Court of Justice at The Hague, and let the rule of law prevail," he concluded.


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