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SYRIZA demands Greece to respond to Erdogan’s comments about Cyprus

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SYRIZA, Greece’s main opposition party condemned today the recent comments made by the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan about Cyprus, and called for an official response by the Greek government.

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SYRIZA “unequivocally condemns the latest provocative statements by the Turkish president about the Cyprus issue,” the opposition party said in a statement, after Erdogan on Monday stated that “perhaps if we had pushed south… there would be no more south and north and Cyprus would be completely ours.”

“President Erdogan’s unconscionable statements clearly undermine the ‘positive climate’ in Greek-Turkish relations, which the [Kyriakos] Mitsotakis government complacently insists on. Just three months after the signing of the Athens Declaration, Turkey is once more violating its spirit and letter,” SYRIZA’s statement went on to say, referring to a non-binding agreement signed between Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Erdogan in December for improving bilateral ties.

SYRIZA calls the Greek government to respond to Erdogan’s statement with the “necessary diplomatic actions” which would make it clear that “such unacceptable and inflammatory statements weigh against Greek-Turkish and Euro-Turkish relations.”