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Thursday, May 26, 2022

Mitsotakis: Religion clash promoted by Turkey poses systemic threat to Europe

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Kyriakos Mitsotakis and other EU leaders expressed their full support for France and the French people, condemned extremism and intolerance.

At the same time, they condemned the personal attacks against the President of the French Republic, Emanuel Macron, by the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The Greek Prime Minister expressed his support for Emanuel Macron and the French people, saying that “the conflict of religions and cultures promoted by the Turkish leadership is a systemic threat to Europe and goes beyond what is happening in the Eastern Mediterranean.”

Condemnation was also expressed of Turkey’s provocative actions and rhetoric in the Eastern Mediterranean, which were described as “completely unacceptable”. The determination of European leaders to respect the decisions of the October European Council was stressed and it was noted that issues concerning Turkey will be discussed again at the December Summit.

The EU as a whole condemned “Turkey’s unilateral actions in the Eastern Mediterranean, the provocations and the rhetoric, which are completely unacceptable,” said European Council President Charles Michel in a press conference after the teleconference with the EU country leaders. He said the EU offered Turkey a positive agenda, but “Turkey has not chosen that path”.

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