There are no grey zones in the Aegean and Greece is determined to defend European law and its sovereign rights, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Friday, on the sidelines of an EU summit in Malta.
"I want to be clear: there are no gray zones in the Aegean. What exists is Greece’s firm determination to defend European and international law and its sovereign rights, as well as its determination to deal collectedly with the problems that arise, always relying on dialogue and cooperation and not on sensational actions,” he said. “And let’s not forget that Greek borders are European borders.”
Tsipras also said Greece is observing an increased provocation and military activity in the Aegean on Turkey’s side. “This road doesn’t lead anywhere. Greece was, is and will continue to be determined to defend its sovereign rights in the context of European and international law which is being violated from the other side,” he added.