ATHENS – In stern criticism of the government in response to the memorandum of cooperation signed by Finland and Sweden with Turkey, main opposition SYRIZA said in an announcement on Wednesday that it was “continuing to generate propaganda to cover up the reality, even when this is painful for our national interests.”
According to the party, Turkey “got everything and the government is declaring its satisfaction”, noting that the memorandum obliges Sweden and Finland to sell arms to Turkey and to support its participation in the EU Common Security and Defence Policy regardless of Turkey’s actions in the Aegean, Eastern Mediterranean, Cyprus, Syria and Libya.
“In spite of this, the government states that the memorandum ‘satisfies Greece because it does not affect the country and EU-Turkey relations’,” the announcement added.
“Mr Mitsotakis, unfortunately, is proving to be a too dependable ally of the West. So dependable that every time the West is forced to make concessions to Erdogan at the expense of our national interests, not only does he not react but actually declares his satisfaction,” the announcement concluded.