European Union External Action

Turkey: Statement by the Spokesperson on renewed seismic surveys in the Eastern Mediterranean

Brussels, 04/11/2020 - 13:20, UNIQUE ID: 201104_17
Statements by the Spokesperson

The latest Navtex announcements and the continued conduct of seismic survey activities by Turkey, which is affecting Greek and Cypriot maritime zones, are deeply regrettable – especially in view of ongoing constructive attempts at all levels to create space for dialogue.

This is yet another course of action that, unfortunately, continues to create more tensions and distrust in the region instead of contributing to lasting solutions.

Dialogue in good faith and abstention from unilateral actions are crucial elements for reaching a stable and secure environment in the Eastern Mediterranean and developing a cooperative and mutually beneficial relationship between the EU and Turkey. Differences need to be discussed and sorted at the negotiations table.

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