During an interview with Al Arabiya on Thursday evening, Greek Foreign Minister, Nikos Dendias, said that the European Union should reach conclusions that would give Turkey a clear sign that it has gone too far, and that its behavior is unacceptable.
Greek Foreign Minister related: What we are facing is a challenge of a neo-Ottoman state which tries to impose its will upon its neighbors, with violence if needed. He also added: We see Turkey transfer mercenaries to Syria, to Libya, to the Southern Caucasus, terrorist mercenaries, a huge danger for the public order of all countries of the region.
He believed that Turkey tries to overwrite the rules in the overall region of the Mediterranean, indicating that Turkey is trying to undermine President el-Sisi’s government in Egypt; Turkey is present wherever there is trouble. Turkey has invaded Syria and Iraq.
Greek Foreign Minister also stated: Sometimes the EU has allowed Turkey to arrive at the wrong conclusions, and that is not good for Turkey, not good for the union, not good for the Turkish society, and it is not good for the peace and stability in the Mediterranean and generally in the region.
He also said: For many, a country [Germany] dedicated to peace should not sell weapons to a country [Turkey] threatening peace and stability and threatening EU members.
He related in the end: We cannot even perceive that Germany would allow a country to threaten Greece; Germany would not allow a country that threatens EU members with war to possess attack weapons that can change the overall balance in the region.