K. Mitsotakis: “If we do not reach an agreement with Turkey, we will go to The Hague”

What happened with Turkey over the last days, does not only concern Greece, or Cyprus and Turkey, but mainly concerns Europe and Turkey, stressed Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis in his speech at the Economist conference, where he noted that “it is a problem that has a purely European dimension. And Europe has made it absolutely clear that what is at stake is the security of the Eastern Mediterranean.”

“We are ready to discuss with Turkey the delimitation of the Maritime Zones in the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranean. Discussions have been going on for a number of years. Progress has been made, but we have never reached an agreement. We will repeat these talks. If we do not reach an agreement, we are prepared to bring the matter to the International Court of Justice in The Hague”, he said.

“And we will respect the decision, which will be based on a joint agreement that we will sign with Turkey. We will ask the Court to rule on the issue we have raised. According to international law, when two countries claim rights in a maritime area, unilateral actions are not allowed”, added Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

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