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27.04.2017 - 10: 52

Greek Foreign Ministry has condemned Turkey's policy on the revision of the boundaries

Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the statements of the Minister for European Affairs of Turkey Omer Chelik, cast doubt on Greece's membership Agathonìsi island.

"We unequivocally condemn the ongoing auditing of Turkey's policy, which makes provocative statements calling into question the internationally recognized border, historically and guaranteed by international law in the last century," - said in a statement.

"We appeal to the international community and the UN Member States in connection with the continuation of Turkey's efforts to review and dangerous behavior", - the Greek Foreign Ministry said.

According to the document, the sad impression is that this time questioned the international law has put the minister responsible for Turkey's accession to the European Union.

Agathonìsi located in the Aegean Sea and is part of the Dodecanese group of islands. It is located in 30 kilometers east of Patmos and close to the Turkish coast.

According to publications in the Greek media on the eve of Celik, commenting on the visit at Easter National Defense Minister Panos Kammenos military garrison on Agathonìsi, he said that "Agathonìsi belongs to Turkey." "This is a Turkish land What did Panos Kammenos, not serious." - Celik said.

Relations with Turkey have been in the spotlight last Wednesday in Athens under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras government on foreign policy and defense council. Official statements on the results of the board was not, but the media reported with reference to the meeting that, according to estimates, "Erdogan's regime" will escalate the problems in Thrace, in the Aegean Sea and Cyprus. The meeting agreed that the Turkish challenges must be addressed "with the strategic tranquility", to inform the international organizations, as well as increased readiness of the Armed Forces.

It is significant that the day before the meeting of the Turkish fighter 71 time limits violated Greek airspace, and there were four "virtual" battle. According to observers, the growing number of violations associated with another failure of the Greek court to issue a request for a new eight Turkish soldiers who fled to Greece in July last year after the coup attempt.

A source: RIA News

Author: Gennady Melnik

Tags: Greece, Turkey, border, politics, international relations, Cyprus

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