The President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades had a telephone conversation in the afternoon with the President of the European Commission Ursula Von der Leyen.
During their telephone conversation, the President of the European Commission informed President Anastasiades about the results of the teleconference he had held earlier with the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Von der Leyen informed President Anastasiades that she had told President Erdogan that, unless there was a de-escalation of tensions and an termination of illegal actions by Turkey, then the European Union would be forced to take action.
President Anastasiades thanked the President of the European Commission for the efforts made by the Heads of the European Institutions to de-escalate the crisis. /ibna