ATHENS – Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias on Tuesday met with parliamentary party representatives in the context of the regular briefing of the parties on current foreign policy issues, the foreign ministry said in an announcement.
Dendias’ meeting with PASOK-KINAL representative Andreas Loverdos will be held on Monday, 24 October, at 10:30.
Bakoyannis: Greek foreign policy is addressing the Turkish tension with calmness
The Greek foreign policy is addressing the Turkish tension with calmness, underlined New Democracy representative Dora Bakoyannis after her meeting with Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias on Tuesday.
Bakoyannis thanked Dendias for the briefing because as she said “it is very useful for all parties to know what are the true conditions the country is facing today.”
“We are facing an unprecedented rhetoric tension on the part of Turkey,” she said adding that the Greek foreign policy is addressing this situation with self-confidence and based on its alliances.
Katrougalos: Sanctions onTurkey necessary
Main opposition SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance representative for foreign affairs George Katrougalos on Tuesday stressed the need for sanctions on Turkey, for the extension of Greece’s territorial waters south and east of Crete and for pressure to Turkey to proceed in dialogue.
The statement was made during the parliamentary parties’ regular briefing on foreign policy issues.
“The Turkish aggressiveness is escalating to unprecedented levels and this demands that all the political forces, all the Greeks to be united in a common national front,” Katrougalos noted adding that “the national front needs an effective foreign policy strategy which is something that, unfortunately, we do not see from the government.”
Finally, he said that the aim should be to bring Turkey back to the dialogue’s table and to understand that it will gain nothing from the projection of power but only through the diplomacy and the recourse to the Hague for the exclusive economic zones.
KKE’s Marinos: Euro-Atlantic forces paving the way for the “promotion of a painful compromise”
The Euro-Atlantic forces are paving the way for the “promotion of a painful compromise” that will serve the US and European interests in the Aegean and in the Eastern Mediterranean,” communist party representative Giorgos Marinos stated after his meeting with Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias on Tuesday.
Marinos also requested the dispatch of weapons from Greece to Ukraine to stop.
“The EuroAtlantic forces, for their own interests, further develop the strategic relations with Turkey and feed the Turkish bourgeoisie’s aggressiveness and in parallel pave the way for the promotion of a painful compromise”.
MeRA25 Sakorafa: Europe is dragged by USA to an ineffective policy
“Europe today is dragged by the USA to an ineffective policy for which it pays a high cost both in money and blood,” said opposition party MeRA25 representative Sofia Sakorafa after her meeting with Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias.
As she noted, this policy “has achieved to victimise Europe and to bring together two countries that it considers enemies, Russia and China”.
“Truce is imperative. The war in Ukraine should end now”.
Mylonakis: Erdogan and Turkey’s deep state want to create a’ hot’ incident
Opposition party Elliniki Lysi representative Antonis Mylonakis said that “Erdogan (Recep Tayyip, Turkish President) and Turkey’s deep state have decided to create a ‘hot’ incident” after his meeting with Dendias.
“From the first moment, Elliniki Lysi had stated that all the Greeks should be united,” he said noting that the instrumentalisation of the migration issue is part of Turkey’s effort to create a ‘hot’ incident.