President Pavlopoulos: Turkey must respect Greek borders if it wants EU membership

Greek President Prokopios Pavlopoulos sent on Wednedsay a clear message to Turkey regarding the respect for borders, stressing that “we always want to have good relations, we favour its European perspective but this requires respect of the European Union and Greece’s borders and we are not willing to make concessions.”

Welcoming Estonian Defence Minister Juri Luik at the Presidential Mansion, Pavlopoulos said that lack of respect for these borders constitutes an insurmountable obstacle towards European membership and the process of these countries’ accession into the European Union.

He also noted that Europeans are prepared to protect these borders and made clear that they are clearly defined by International Law. Everyone must respect the borders, and especially the states that want join the European Union, Pavlopoulos underlined.