“There is no space for improvement of relations between Greece and Turkey or Turkey and the European Union if it continues unlawful conduct in Cyprus,” Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said on Thursday after a meeting with his Cypriot counterpart Nikos Christodoulides.
Dendias rushed to the island state after Turkey announced to reopen part of the ghost town Varosha in the illegally occupied North for resettlement.
In meetings with President Nicos Anastasiades and his counterpart, Athens and Lefkosia held extensive discussions on the next steps in addressing Turkish aggression and unlawful conduct.
Neither Greece, nor the Republic of Cyprus, nor the United Nations and the European Council will tolerate Turkish unlawful conduct. Statement following my meeting with the President of the Republic of Cyprus @AnastasiadesCY: https://t.co/p5UwBbetFF pic.twitter.com/uU5IwQGuNW
— Nikos Dendias (@NikosDendias) July 21, 2021
“Henceforth, we will take steps at the United Nations and the European Council and at all international fora in full coordination. Neither Greece, nor the Republic of Cyprus, nor, we think, the United Nations and the European Council will tolerate Turkish unlawful conduct, the imposition of fait accomplis on the ground,” Dendias said in a statement issued by the Foreign Ministry.