Calls for EU sanctions on Turkey for its agreement with Libya’s GNA

International and regional reactions to the MoUs between Libya’s Government of National Accord and Turkey continue to escalate, especially Greece’s rejection to the Turkish “aim of demarcation of its sea borders in the Mediterranean”.

“With its illegal activities in the Eastern Mediterranean, Turkey is undermining EU efforts to tackle climate change,” Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said at a meeting with other EU leaders on the sidelines of the COP25 climate summit in Madrid.

The main leftist opposition SYRIZA on Monday called for a session of Greece’s cross-party foreign policy council while accusing Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and his conservative government of a policy of appeasement opposite Turkey.

In a statement, SYRIZA accused the government of “handling crucial issues of foreign policy, and in particular the escalationg provocations of Turkey, without a compass, without a strategy.”

The statement concluded that the current situation cannot continue and called for “a return to the active foreign policy that was set out and implemented by the SYRIZA government.”


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