notice of just 18 words in the Greek Foreign ministry responded to the new challenge of the Turks, who were of the view that the President of the Republic, Prokopis Pavlopoulos has no knowledge of the treaty of Lausanne.
The Anchor crank up the volume on the response of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign affairs on statements by Pavlopoulos from the Island to the right of Greece to defend the sovereignty of the Aegean sea.
The ministry of Turkey stated in its communication that,”with concern and surprise that the statements of the hide a serious lack of knowledge about the basic principles of international law”.
Through the communication, the Turkish side reiterated even in the fixed position for the demilitarization of the Aegean islands, stating: “The treaty of Lausanne provides for the demilitarisation of the Aegean sea, which was set taking into account the concerns of Turkey. It is a fundamental right to respond to the military activity of Greece in the Aegean sea. It’s our right under international law and our duty to maintain peace and stability in the region”.
Indicated yes and the treaty of Paris, that as he says, “set the status of the Aegean sea” while featuring “fundamental right” of Turkey to oppose the military activity of Greece in the Aegean sea.
The President of the Republic of the Island had stated that Greece wants the development of close good-neighbourly relations and sincere friendship with Turkey, but is determined on the basis of International and European Law to defend in full, the borders and territorial integrity.
“First, Greece is seeking in practice -as demonstrated recently with the attitude in favour of the legally elected Turkish Government and against the foolish coup – the development of close good-neighbourly relations and sincere friendship with Turkey, and the active support of its approach with the European Union.
Secondly, Greece is determined, on the basis of international law as a whole -in particular, on the basis of the Treaty of Lausanne, of which each question is unthinkable – as well as on the basis of european law to defend, and, indeed, in full, its borders, its territorial integrity and sovereignty, hence not borders, territorial integrity and the sovereignty of the European Union,” said Prokopis Pavlopoulos.