New warnings towards Greece, Cyprus but also Armenia were stated by the Turkish President Recet Tayyip Erdoğan despite the fact that in recent days the Turkish side has appeared more compromising and open in the dialogue with Greece and the EU.
On the other hand, however, the Turkish President reminds us that this very dialogue will take place on his own terms.
“Turkey is a Mediterranean country. We are not guests, but owners” he said, speaking at a conference in Constantinople, sending a clear message about Turkey’s position prior to the upcoming EU summit.
Speaking about the military escalation that is taking place in the last hours in the Nagorno-Karabakh region between Armenia and Azerbaijan, the Turkish President stressed that Yerevan should immediately withdraw from the territories of Azerbaijan, which it has invaded, talking about ‘occupation’.”
As he stressed in his speech, “Armenia must immediately withdraw from the Azeri territories it holds.”
He added that it is time to end the crisis in Nagorno-Karabakh, a secessionist, Armenian-ruled region of Azerbaijan.
At least 21 people were killed on Sunday in the second day of the serious conflicts between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh, which include air forces, missiles and heavy equipment.