The Greek Premier also did not rule out discussion on Turkey at the extraordinary EU summit
The EU summit did not discuss the subject of Turkey, it can be raised in September at the extraordinary summit of heads of state and government of the EU countries, said Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis at a briefing after the summit.
Reporters asked whether Greece's "allies" in the issue "stringent sanctions" against Turkey.
"I'm not going to talk today a lot about foreign policy. The theme of Turkey was discussed at the beginning of the summit. Was my speech and the President of Cyprus. I think that will be the speech of the President of the European Council on this subject, and there is a consensus that at the next summit, which could take place in September, will be extraordinary, we will hold a detailed discussion on how Europe should treat the problem of Turkey," said Mitsotakis.
"Turkey is a problem for all of Europe, not only for Greece and Cyprus," he added.
Greece and Cyprus are called the violation of its sovereignty, Turkey's plans to explore for oil and gas in the Eastern Mediterranean. The EU has repeatedly condemned the actions of Ankara. Turkey says it will not stop exploration and drilling offshore Cyprus. The EU has imposed individual sanctions against individuals and companies involved in the drilling, which include the freezing of assets and travel ban in the countries of the Union.
Greece and Cyprus require an expansion of EU sanctions against natural and legal persons involved in the illegal, in their opinion, the drilling program of Turkey in the EEZ of Cyprus and the planned drilling near Crete. They also need to prepare a package of further measures to be introduced against Turkey in case of violation of the sovereign rights of Greece and Cyprus. They also demanded to take action against Turkey for the decision to make the mosque of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul.