The Hemicycle of the European Parliament in Strasbourg during a plenary session in 2014.
The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, sent out a strong message towards Ankara following more provocations against Greece.
“Turkey is and will always be a crucial neighbor. But while we are close together on the map, the distance in between us seems growing,” she said during her speech at the European Parliament.The strong stance of the European Union comes after restored Turkish justifications against Greece, following a conflict over gas and drilling rights in the Mediterranean Sea.”Yes, Turkey remains in a distressed area. And yes, it is hosting millions of refugees, for which we support them with substantial funding. But none of this is validation for efforts to intimidate its next-door neighbors,”von der Leyen said in her yearly speech to the European Union.The President of the European Commission likewise added that both, Greece and
Cyprus can depend on full European solidarity as the rift in between the 2 NATO members seems to be growing. Share this short article: Source