The French president is clearly in favor of the Greek position: “We reaffirmed our support for Cyprus and Greece. We reaffirmed that we would not give in to these provocations or to a deterioration of the situation,” said Emanuel Macron about Turkey.
The President of France, Emanuel Macron, took a clear position of support for the Greek positions against the Turkish provocation, in his statements after the Brussels Summit.
In particular, as reported by protothema.gr, Macron said:
“We returned to the issue of Turkey after the conclusions of 2 October 2020, and especially in the aftermath of the resumption of unilateral actions and provocations by Turkey in order to reaffirm very clearly our intention for dialogue.
But our conclusion is that, after the conclusions of October 2, Turkey decided to continue with the same methods and, therefore, we reaffirmed our support for Cyprus and Greece, we restated our willingness not to give in to these provocations or to a deterioration of the situation.
We will return to this issue with decisions in the coming months, depending on the evolution of Turkey’s behavior.”
Emanuel Macron also added today that the EU remained keen on getting a ceasefire as soon as possible in the clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
EU leaders have expressed regret over Turkey’s decision to send a research vessel to contested waters in the Mediterranean, European Council President Charles Michel said today, reiterating that the EU would consider its options in December.