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Greece chooses policy of tension in international affairs, Turkish ministry says

Turkish spokesman urged Greece to condemn the illegal Armenian occupation of Azerbaijani territories.
17.10.2020 - 14:30

Turkey on Saturday slammed Greece for standing with the occupying country, Armenia, in the current conflict in the region with Azerbajijan.

"GREECE SHOULD SUPPORT UN SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTIONS"

This stance is further proof of “Greece’s choice for a policy of tension and escalation in its relations with Turkey, rather than good neighbourliness, dialogue and cooperation,” said Hani Aksoy, Foreign Ministry spokesman, in a statement.

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias “needs to differentiate between the occupier and the victim in Nagorno-Karabakh,” said Aksoy, referring to the conflict around Upper Karabakh, or Nagorno-Karabakh, a territory belonging to Azerbaijan.

Aksoy urged Greece to condemn the illegal Armenian occupation of Azerbaijani territories and support the UN Security Council resolutions that urge Armenia to immediately, completely, and unconditionally withdraw.

Greece’s current position is part of its pattern of being “the creator of the problems or the supporter of the creators of the problems,” he said.