Support for Greece on Turkey-Libya MoU in EU Council conclusions
Dec. 13, 2019
European leaders lent their support to Greece and Cyprus in the face of Turkish provocations, in the communique outlining the conclusions of the first day of the European Council.
The communique released on Thursday also backed Greece’s positions on the Turkey-Libya memorandum on maritime zones, noting that this infringes on the sovereign rights of third countries and cannot produce legal consequences.
Speaking at a press conference after the summit, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said “Greece will do everything it can and has to do to protect its sovereign rights.”
“The European Council unequivocally reaffirms its solidarity with Greece and Cyprus over Turkey’s specific actions. As evidenced by the text of the conclusions, I asked my colleagues and received the full support for Greece, by all the European Union states,” he added.
The full text of the paragraph referring to the Council’s conclusion on Turkey is as follows