The Minister of foreign Affairs of Greece Nikos Dendias said that the Turkish leadership holds neoekspressionisty policy, and religious figures eager to return to the days of the Ottoman Empire. Criticism of the Turkish leadership Dendias spoke after talks in Athens with foreign Minister of Spain Arantxa gonzález Laya.
"My colleague arrived today in Athens from Turkey, where she spoke yesterday with our Turkish counterpart. I would like to be clear. I'm not going to use this meeting to follow the Turkish side in the insult to the nation. We respect the Turkish nation, as we respect all Nations of the Earth. However, we unambiguously condemn the policy of the Turkish government, because the whole of Europe condemns it," said Dendias.
Hydrographic service of naval forces of Greece issued an international alert Navtex, who cancelled yesterday's Navtex Turkey's seismic research to the South and East of the island of kastellorizo and invited the sailors to ignore it, according to the Athens news Agency AMNA.
The hydrographic service of Antalya on Tuesday released the international Navtex warning about the seismic research to the South and East of the island of kastellorizo from 21 July to 2 August. In Ankara it was announced that a research ship Oruc Reis will be in the area. There was also a 15 Turkish military vehicles. For this reason the Hellenic armed forces have been alerted across the country.
Germany believes that Turkey must cease drilling in the EEZ of Cyprus and not to start similar work in close proximity to the Greek Islands, said the foreign Minister of Germany Heiko Maas after talks in Athens with his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias.
Turkey was one of the main issues of the meeting. Greece at all levels raises the question of Turkey's plans to start drilling near Crete and on the ongoing work near Cyprus.
Chief of the General staff of national defense of Greece General Konstantinos Floros said about the readiness of the armed forces to react and prevent any action of Turkey and "burn" someone to invade the country. As the channel Open, Flores stated this during a meeting with accredited in the Ministry of defence correspondents.
"A week ago the chief of the General staff, Flores skydiving, along with other members of the armed forces, sending a message of warning Turkey. Now, talking about Turkish aggression in the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranean, he left no doubt about how to respond to the Greek armed forces if Turkey violates Greek sovereignty - "he who sets foot on Greek land, we first burn, and then will ask who it is," - said the TV channel.
Greece and Egypt resumed talks on the delimitation of the exclusive economic zone between the two countries, said the Minister of foreign Affairs of Greece Nikos Dendias following the visit to Cairo.
Dendias on Thursday visited Egypt, he was received by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. In the course of negotiations with Minister of foreign Affairs of Egypt Sameh shoukry discussed bilateral and regional issues, special attention was paid to the demarcation of Maritime zones, the events in Libya and the Eastern Mediterranean region.
Turkey's Ambassador to Athens a Golden Ozugergin said that Turkey wants to have good neighbourly relations with Greece had offered Greece to discuss controversial issues, including the delimitation of Maritime zones, and remains committed to dialogue.
In recent months, increasing tension in Greek-Turkish relations. The latest example was the publication in the Turkish official Gazette of applications to the Turkish petroleum Corporation (TPAO) to carry out studies in the areas of the Greek continental shelf. Adviser to the Prime Minister of Greece's national security, then Minister of national defense of Greece Nikos Panayotopoulos said in recent days about the readiness, if necessary, to give a military response by Turkey.