Mogherini expresses full support towards Greece, Cyprus over Turkish provocations

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini expressed her full support towards Greece and Cyprus on Friday over Turkey’s recent provocations in the Aegean, during a meeting with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in Brussels.

The EU official said the progress of EU-Turkey relations depend on the country’s respect for the sovereign rights of every member-state and international law.

As part of those talks, Mogherini and Tsipras also discussed developments in Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone (EEZ) and EU-Turkey relations, as well as her upcoming visit to the Western Balkans with European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker.

Mogherini welcomed Greece’s ongoing negotiations with FYROM over the name issue and talks with Albania, noting the country is “key” for the EU in the region.