EU: European Council deplores Turkish actions

EU: European Council deplores Turkish actions

In two paragraphs in the conclusions of the European Council meeting held in Brussels on 15-16 October, the Council expresses its regret regarding Turkey’s unilateral and provocative actions in the Eastern Mediterranean.

In addition, it urges Turkey to respect UN Security Council Resolutions 550 and 789 on the Varosha statys and to put an end to these actions.

The text of the conclusions states:

“The European Council reaffirms its conclusions of 1-2 October 2020 and deplores renewed unilateral and provocative actions by Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean, including recent exploratory activities. The European Council urges respect for UN Security Council Resolutions 550 and 789, underlines the importance of the status of Varosha and reiterates its full solidarity with Greece and Cyprus.

The European Council urges Turkey to reverse these actions and work for the easing of tensions in a consistent and sustained manner. It will remain seized of the matter in order to follow-up on its conclusions of 1-2 October 2020”./ ibna