Tsipras Asks for Extraordinary EU Summit and Sanctions on Turkey

ATHENS — Main opposition SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras on Tuesday asked for the convention of an extraordinary EU Summit in order to discuss sanctions on Turkey at his phone call with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis in the context of the political leaders' briefing on the developments in the Greek-Turkish relations.

"Today I spoke on the phone with Mr. Mitsotakis in order to brief me on the developments in the Greek-Turkish relations. I was totally clear that the political leadership's self-evident duty is not to send contradictory messages to the military authorities as well as to our partners and to the international public opinion" Tsipras said.

"I asked from Mr. Mitsotakis to stop leaking non-existent arguments that the researches of the Turkish vessel are being cancelled or prevented by the noise of the nearby Turkish vessels. What concerns us is not the quality of the Turkish researches but the fact that Oruc Reis is violating our sovereign rights" said Tsipras.

He expressed his total faith in the abilities of the Greek Armed Forces stating that "as long as the crisis exists, we will not intervene to their mission".

Finally, he said that he pointed out the need for a national strategy to address the Turkish aggressiveness aiming at Turkey's return to dialogue to resolve the one and only difference which is the continental shelf according to the International Law.


ΑΤΗΕΝS - "Our country has paid and is paying dearly for the Mitsotakis government.

Top Stories


BOSTON – The Holy Synod of the Patriarchate of Alexandria in its recent meeting dealt with the ecclesiastical coup perpetrated by the Patriarchate of Moscow in its canonical jurisdiction, calling it an “immoral invasion and intrusion.


NEW YORK - Some 21 years after it was destroyed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States that brought down the Twin Towers in New York City, the new St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church rising in its place is among the most eagerly awaited architectural openings of 2022.


STATEN ISLAND, NY – For yet another year, the community of Holy Trinity-St Nicholas in Staten Island honored couples celebrating 50+ years of marriage with a modest ceremony held at the church immediately following the Divine Liturgy on January 16.


SNF’s Health Initiative Will Support Child and Adolescent Mental Health

ATHENS - When we think about childhood injuries, we usually think of scratches, a few stitches, maybe even a broken bone.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. abc@xyz.com

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.