Selava Omar – Xeber24.net – “Agencies”
The President of the European Council, “Charles Michel”2, on Tuesday evening warned Turkey that all options are on the table to defend the interests of the bloc if it does not take a “constructive” approach to resolving the current conflicts in the eastern Mediterranean.
Greece, a member of the European Union, and Turkey, its partner in NATO, are currently fighting over sovereignty over areas in the eastern Mediterranean that may be rich in natural gas, and tensions escalated between the two countries at the end of August, when each conducted military exercises.
And this sensitive file will be on the table of discussions of the heads of state and government of the European Union who will meet in Brussels for a summit to be held on Thursday and Friday.
In the invitation letter to this summit, the President of the European Council, the body representing the 27 member states, explained to the leaders of countries and governments that the dinner that will gather them on Thursday evening will be devoted exclusively to discussing the situation in the eastern Mediterranean and relations with Turkey.
“Our goal is to create a space for constructive dialogue with Turkey in order to achieve stability and security in the entire region, and to ensure full respect for the sovereignty and sovereign rights of all member states,” Michel said, referring to Greece as well as to Cyprus.
And the President of the European Council warned that this would only be possible if Turkey committed itself constructively, stressing that all options are on the table to defend the legitimate interests of the European Union and its member states.