Brussels and Athens, Tuesday, 31 May 2022
Emmanuel Macron, the French president, has slammed Turkish officials for questioning Greece's sovereignty over several of its islands.
Macron said he wanted to "convey the support of all Europeans, and especially of France" for Greece as he left a European Council meeting in Brussels, adding that "no one can risk the sovereignty of any member states today."
"These utterances, in my opinion, must be rejected as soon as possible, which I have just done."
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis "expressed very firmly the genuine concern of Greece and criticised the words of several Turkish officials doubting Greek sovereignty over many of its islands" during the EU leaders' summit, he said.
Earlier on Tuesday, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu reiterated remarks made last week that Ankara is willing to challenge Greece's sovereignty over the eastern Aegean islands.
(Report by: The Decision Maker – International Relations editors in Brussels and Athens)
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