Foreign ministry to Erdogan: To publicly stir up historical and especially border issues is provocative

Greece’s foreign ministry on Monday issued a sharp reply to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the references that he made to Turkey’s borders while speaking at a Turkish university.

“To publicly stir up historical and especially border issues that the Treaty of Lausanne has settled finally and irrevocably, establishing objective facts binding for all, is provocative and undermines regional stability,” a foreign ministry announcement said.

“Respect for international law and international treaties demands the formulation of responsible positions, keeping away from outdated revisionism,” it added.