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Greece: Turkey is responsible for the escalation and we will prepare a list of European sanctions

Selava Omar – Xeber24.net – “Agencies”

Greece confirmed in an official statement, Friday, that Turkey is the only cause of the escalation in the eastern Mediterranean, stressing the importance of Ankara leaving Greek waters, noting that the European Union is preparing a new list of sanctions against Ankara.

The Greek Foreign Ministry said that Minister “Nikos Dendias” had assured his US counterpart “Mike Pompeo” and his European counterparts that Turkey was responsible for the escalation.

She stressed that leaving the Greek lands directly is an inevitable condition for us to be able to calm the situation.

And she continued, “This position is shared by all our European partners, and this position has been confirmed by the current Extraordinary Council of Foreign Ministers.”

And it said that “a list of sanctions against Turkey that we requested from the European Union is being prepared, and it will be the subject of our next discussion in Berlin at the end of this month.”

And it said that “a list of sanctions against Turkey that we requested from the European Union is being prepared, and it will be the subject of our next discussion in Berlin at the end of this month.”

And it stressed that Athena is still open to dialogue with Turkey, “but not under pressure and blackmail.”

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