“No negotiation on the basis of the rhetoric of Turkey’s claims will be accepted,” Alternate Defence Minister Fotis Kouvelis said in a statement to ‘Vradyni tis Kyriakis’ newspaper.
“The Greek-Turkish relations are linked both to developments in the wider area and to the internal developments in the neighboring country. The fact is that Turkish provocation has escalated both verbally and practically with actions threatening not to respect the “red” lines. This escalation concerns the questioning by the Turkish leadership of the International Treaties and the Rules of International Law, and is accompanied by concrete acts of either questioning or violating Greek sovereign rights. In any case, we face the situation calmly and decisively and no negotiation will be accepted on the basis of the rhetoric of Turkey’s claims,” the Minister said.