“Without being provocative, there is the appropriate legal, political and diplomatic answer to any action of Turkey,” Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias late on Tuesday said in an interview with SKAI TV.
Greece, the Foreign Minister said, “must always be military, morally, politically, and diplomatically prepared for any incident.”
We have all the channels of communication open, we have no aggressive mood towards Turkey, we are a country that defends the European way because its democratization and Europeanization would be a great gain for us. We keep the channels, we keep the dialogue and we are making clear that we are not going to retreat to or accept any claim.”
Turkey is aware that its weakest point on Cyprus is the issue of guarantees and security, and because it has not decided – at least until the referendum – how to really handle the issue, it is trying to raise other issues in order to turn attention elsewhere, Kotzias stated.