Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu: Greece is making demagoguery
T.R. Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşolu said, "Greece, which follows an enlargement policy. It also violates and violates the status of the islands. We call it international law. The agreements are very clear. Therefore, we say that if Greece does not step back on these violations, we will open the sovereignty of the islands to discussion. The letter we wrote is very clear and clear. Greece He's making demagoguery." said.
Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu answered questions regarding the foreign policy agenda at Anadolu Agency (AA) Editorial Desk.
Minister Çavuşoğlu stated that all allies are aware of Turkey's support for NATO's enlargement regarding the membership process of Sweden and Finland to NATO, and said:
"Before the Ukraine war, we always took a stand in favor of the expansion of NATO at the summits and foreign ministers' meetings. We supported it in the same way when countries such as Macedonia and Montenegro, but now we have made reservations because of the support given to terrorism by the two countries that want to become members of NATO, and Mr. President "We continue our contacts with NATO on the one hand, the allies on the other, and the two countries that want to become members on the other, after the statement made by our . 's security concerns are legitimate, he admits.
Reminding that a technical delegation from the two countries held a meeting with Presidential Spokesperson İbrahim Kalın and Deputy Foreign Minister Ambassador Sedat Önal, Çavuşoğlu noted that a written document expressing Turkey's expectations was given to the representatives of the two countries at the meeting.
Noting that terrorist organizations have structures and activities in these two countries, Çavuşoğlu said, "Even at a time when we continue these negotiations, these terrorist organizations are demonstrating against Turkey with their rags. These activities of a terrorist organization that is on the list of the European Union (EU) and on the list of NATO are allowed. On the other hand, FETO has activities in these countries." used the phrase.
Reminding that the two countries imposed export restrictions on defense industry products to Turkey due to Turkey's operations against the PKK/YPG in Syria, Çavuşoğlu emphasized that these two countries should understand Turkey's security concerns as well as security concerns.
Çavuşoğlu stated that the two countries needed to make changes in their anti-terrorism laws and said that Turkey's position would not change unless this change was achieved.
"We have given the documents in written form here. These governments may change, other governments may come tomorrow, they may say, 'We did not know about this.' Their attitudes may change after becoming a member. That's why we give everything in written form, we want it in writing." Making his assessment, Çavuşoğlu underlined that the two countries should change their laws regarding terrorist organizations.
Stating that NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg always brought up the need to meet Turkey's security concerns, Çavuşoğlu said that Stoltenberg offered three foreign ministers to come together.
The ambassadors of France and Germany to Ankara were summoned to the Ministry regarding the PKK's demonstrations in these countries
Çavuşoğlu also said the following regarding the actions carried out with the rags of terrorist organizations in Germany and France:
"Yesterday we summoned both ambassadors to the Ministry and showed our reaction, we warned them sternly. Our missions also held contacts in those countries. In addition, we gave the note yesterday to the ambassadors of both countries because they allowed terrorists to demonstrate in these countries. Our friends called the ambassadors of both Germany and France to the Ministry and showed our reaction. In the same way, we gave the note to these two countries and said that it should not be repeated again."
Explaining that NATO, Sweden and Finland want to carry out the membership process together, and that there are differences between the policies of the two countries, Çavuşoğlu said, "We can look towards Finland relatively more warmly, but there are certain conditions and both of these conditions must be fulfilled." he said.
Pointing out that Turkey's position is clear, Çavuşoğlu reminded that Greece had to change its name from Macedonia to become a member of NATO and the EU.
"We have made it possible for the UN and other international organizations and countries to see that this has now changed to 'Turkey'"