Τhe European Parliament in Athens on Tuesday announced that members of the European Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs will discuss tensions between Greece and Turkey, with Alternate Foreign Affairs Minister Miltiadis Varvitsiotis and Turkish Foreign Affairs Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, in separate video conferencing sessions on Thursday.
“In recent weeks, tensions over increasing and controversial Turkish gas exploration activities in the Eastern Mediterranean have escalated. Activities which, according to EU Member States Greece and Cyprus, violate their continental shelf and their territorial waters. The two sides have also deployed warships in the area as a sign of strength, creating fears that the confrontation could lead to a direct military conflict,” reads an announcement by the European Parliament in Athens.
Miltiadis Varvitsiotis will discuss these issues and latest developments with MEPs at a teleconference of the EP’s Committee on Foreign Affairs on Thursday September 10, at 11:00 Greek time.
On the same day Thursday, at 18:45, MEPs will hold a teleconference with Turkish Foreign Affairs Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.