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PM Mitsotakis interview on Star TV: Greek-Turkish relations key to EU-Turkish relations now

PM Mitsotakis interview on Star TV: Greek-Turkish relations key to EU-Turkish relations now
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The Greek government succeeded in establishin Greek-Turkish relations as a factor of EU-Turkish relations, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Wednesday in an interview to Star TV and journalist Mara Zacharea.

In other words, Turkey can take advantage of EU-Turkish relations as long as it does not produce tension with Greece and Cyprus, Mitsotakis explained.

He added his opinion that the neighboring country will not be tempted to 'export' its domestic crisis to the Aegean and the Mediterranean, and said he expects it to become fully compliant with the EU-Turkey Joint Statement and allow returns of migrants from the Greek islands.

Speaking on his recent visit to Libya, Mitsotakis said it is obvious the memorandum signed between the then Tripoli government and Ankara on maritime zone delimitation is illegal, legally ineffectual, and harms Greek national interests.

He saw however as a positive step the willingness of Libya's current government to start direct negotiations with Greece on maritime zone delimitation between the two countries.