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PM Tsipras in Malta: Greece, Cyprus developments with Turkey a European concern

PM Tsipras in Malta: Greece, Cyprus developments with Turkey a European concern

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was critical of Turkey's recent provocative actions in Cyprus' Exclusive Economic Zone and warned that "anyone who does not respect international law should know this has consequences," in statements following the 6th South EU Summit held in Valletta, Malta on Friday.

He added that "the European Union will have to take action against Turkey if it does not end its illegal activity in the East Mediterranean."

The Greek premier said that the leaders who took part in the meeting expressed their full support to President of the Republic of Cyprus Nikos Anastasiades, concerning events in Cyprus' EEZ, and pointed out that these issues are not unfolding only between Cyprus and Turkey, but they relate to European-Turkish relations, said Tsipras, in the same manner the issues developing between Greece and Turkey are European-Turkish issues.

Besides Tsipras, the meeting included the leaders of Cyprus, France, Italy, Malta, Portugal and Spain discussing both regional and global issues.

Source: ana-mpa