Greece blasts Turkey’s ‘delinquent’ behaviour in Eastern Med –

Greece blasts Turkey’s ‘delinquent’ behaviour in Eastern Med

2021-11-08 16:57:32


Greece has accused Turkey of “delinquent” behaviour in the Eastern Mediterranean, as Athens and Rome ratified a deal that delimitates their maritime boundaries.

Speaking in Rome alongside his Italian counterpart, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said respecting international maritime law would bolster regional stability.

He used the opportunity to renew Greece’s strong criticism of its neighbour Turkey, with which it is at odds over disputed maritime borders in the Eastern Mediterranean and the status of the divided island Cyprus.

“I informed [Italian Foreign Minister Luigi di Maio] that Turkey, unfortunately, continues its delinquent behaviour in the wider Eastern Mediterranean region, ignoring fundamental principles of international law and continuing to make threats against Greece,” Mr Dendias said.

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