The obsession with delinquency leads nowhere, Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said after meeting with his German counterpart Haiko Maas on Tuesday.
Referring to Turkey, Dendias stressed that instead of de-escalation moves, there are new provocations, while noting that these behaviors and moves undermine stability in the region and constitute a violation of international law.
The Greek Foreign Minister also noted that the situation in the Eastern Mediterranean concerns the entire European Union and stressed that the EU acquis needs to be strongly defended against regressive forces.
Dendias also called for sanctions to be imposed on Turkey at the forthcoming Informal Council of Foreign Ministers, while referring to the prospect of dialogue with the neighboring country, he underlined: "Many of us recommend dialogue. But there can be no dialogue under the regime of threats."
On his part, Maas called for an immediate end to all provocations and added that the slightest spark in the Eastern Mediterranean region could cause disaster.
Finally, he noted that Germany will support, with all its strength, the dialogue process always on the basis of international law.