The Turkish Foreign Ministry issued a statement in response to the announcement by the Greek Foreign Ministry and New Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendia’s statements.
The announcement highlights that “in the eastern Mediterranean, Turkey supports its rights on its continental shelf. But it will continue to defend the rights and interests of the Turkish Cypriot people as the Greek Cypriot administration has not yet set up the decision-making mechanisms for the sharing of hydrocarbon revenues”.
Strong retort by Ankara to Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias
We are surprised by the statements made by Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias on what he said in an interview about the legitimate activities that our country is doing in the eastern Mediterranean. The title “spoiled child of Europe” actually belongs to Greece. The “naughty child” of Europe is the Greek Cypriot administration that has joined the EU in violation of international law and, together with Greece, lead the eastern Mediterranean to instability./ibna