Turkey must first calculate the cost, since the issue of Famagusta will be the reason for the interruption of its European course, said the President of the Republic Nikos Anastasiadis when asked about the Turkish plans for the settlement of the city.
In his statements after the Divine Liturgy for the feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, at the Monastery of Panagia Trikoukkia, in Prodromos and when asked about the issue of Famagusta. President Anastasiadis said that Turkey should first calculate the cost. Since This decision will be “not only a reason to appeal to the Security Council or the European Council, but also a reason to stop the whole European course of Turkey”.
Asked whether he considered the reaction of the Council of Foreign Ministers “lukewarm” in relation to the Turkish provocations in the Mediterranean. The President of the Republic stated that he did not consider the reaction lukewarm. “I believe that an effort is being made so that through a peaceful process, especially dialogue, and always based on international law, all the margins are exhausted, so that any crisis is avoided.”
He expressed the appreciation that the initiative taken by the leading EU countries will contribute to the de-escalation of tension in the region. “Of course, the final settlement of the issue is only through an honest dialogue and full – I emphasize – respect for international law and the law of the sea,” said the President of the Republic.