ND’s Koumoutsakos: Bad timing for reintroduction of so-called grey zones by Turkey

“It is a very bad moment and very bad timing Turkey to reintroduce the unacceptable logic of the so-called grey zones in the Aegean,” main opposition New Democracy shadow foreign minister Giorgos Koumoutsakos on Friday said to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency’s radio “Praktoreio 104.9FM” referring to Turkish Foreign Ministry’s announcement.

“The Greek government” said Koumoutsakos, “must be very careful; an essential coordination of all ministries is necessary to serve the national interests of the country in the best possible way.”

Referring to the developments in the Cyprus issue, Koumoutsakos said that ND supports Cyprus president Nicos
Anastassiades’ stance and efforts from the very first minute. We are cautiously optimistic over the current procedure, “there is positive dynamic but there are huge thorns in very serious issues that are pending as the territorial, the governance, the guarantees, the safety and the intervention rights. The final decision lies with the Greek Cypriots and the Turkish Cypriots.