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Tsipras speaks on the phone with Merkel about Turkey’s aggression in the Aegean & FYROM name issue

 

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Tuesday spoke on the phone with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. They discussed developments relating to the negotiations on the FYROM name issue, the provocative Turkish activity in the Aegean, Turkey’s relations with the European Union and its obstruction of exploratory drilling for fossil fuels in Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone.

Citing sources, athensnewsagency notes that Alexis Tsipras underlined the need for a final solution on the FYROM name issue with a change of the country’s constitutional name, He referred in detail to recent Turkish actions in the Aegean, noting that Turkey’s respect for international law in the Aegean and the Mediterranean was a prerequisite for promoting EU-Turkish relations.

Tsipras will meet with Merkel in Brussels on Friday on the sidelines of the EU Summit after Merkel’s meeting in Germany with FYROM’s Prime Minister Zoran Zaev.      

 

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