Mogherini – Cavusoglu speak on the phone about the Cypriot EEZ

Mogherini – Cavusoglu speak on the phone about the Cypriot EEZ

Upon arrival at the Foreign Affairs Council of the EU 28, which is starting now starting in Brussels, EU High Representative for Foreign Policy Federica Mogherini revealed that she had a telephone conversation with Turkey’s Foreign Minister Melvut Cavusoglu this morning, during which they also discussed the issue of the Turkish activities in the Cypriot EEZ.

Specifically, Mogerini said: “I just spoke to Foreign Minister Cavusoglu about the Turkish activities in the eastern Mediterranean and I started the phone call expressing my full solidarity with the Turkish people, as today is the third anniversary of the attempted coup and I think we all remember that day and that night very well”.

Our solidarity with the Turkish people is not in question, but today the Member States will still discuss how to follow the decisions taken by the Heads of State or Government at the European Council in June on drilling activity”, Mogerini added.

German Minister of European Affairs Michael Roth, coming at the meeting, also described Turkey’s provocations in the Cypriot EEZ as “totally unacceptable”, while Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto noted that “today is a crucial day”, stressing that “as Finland we are worried” and that “diplomacy should give the answer to this crisis”./ibna