“If President (Recep Tayyip) Erdogan wants to talk about red lines,” the Greek premier noted, “then I say this: Turkish claims over the sovereignty of Greece’s islands are baseless and unacceptable. Questioning the sovereignty of Greek territory crosses a red line for all Greeks.”
At the same time, he assured the Turkish people that Greece “poses no threat to your country.
“We are not enemies, but neighbors,” he stressed adding that the majority of people in both countries “do not want political conflict and hostility.”
The PM also denounced Turkey’s unilateral decision to suspend contacts at the highest level.
Regarding Ankara’s incessant weaponization of the migration issue, Mitsotakis conveyed the message that Greece will protect its borders.
His speech late on Friday (Greek time) , the Greek PM also referred to climate change and the green transition, but also to the need to protect cultural heritage, conveying a clear message on the need for the return of the Parthenon Sculptures to Greece. [amna, kathimerini]