Greece is escalating its diplomatic counterattack; after a series of provocative actions by the Turkish side, and after the request for suspension of the European Union-Turkey customs union, Greece also asks for the imposition of an arms embargo on Turkey. The request is addressed to Germany, Italy and Spain, with Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Dendias, sending letters to his counterparts, respectively, Haiko Maas, Luigi Di Maio and Arancha González Laya.
In his letters, Nikos Dendias briefed the foreign ministers of the three countries on the recent provocative actions of Turkey and asked them to impose an arms embargo on Turkey.
Addressing, in particular, the German foreign minister, he asks that the permits for the export of specific military equipment, such as submarines, frigates, aircraft and armor upgrades, not be given, according to diplomatic sources cited by ANA-MPE. Nikos Dendias points out to his counterparts the recent provocative actions of Turkey, which, as he underlines, are aimed at creating faits accomplis by military means, according to the same sources.
In this context, the Greek foreign minister recalls the relevant intervention of the prime minister in the last meeting of the European Council on the obligation of the EU Member States, as it arises from its common position, to suspend the export of military equipment to third countries, which use this equipment for acts of aggression or regional destabilization, just as Turkey does, the same sources said.