EU supports Greece, Cyprus against Turkish actions

Sources revealed that the draft final statement of the European Union summit to be held today considers the agreement between Turkey and the Government of National Accord as a violation of international law and affirms Europe's solidarity with Greece and Cyprus against Turkish measures.

The European Union leaders will hold a summit in Brussels today, Thursday, for two days, discussing the crisis with Turkey and the developments of the Libyan file.

The draft statement prepared for the European summit, which kicks off today, said that the agreement between Turkey and Al-Wefaq government headed by Fayez al-Sarraj violates the sovereign rights of third countries and does not comply with the law of the sea.

The statement also considers the agreement a violation of international law.

According to the draft of the European Summit statement, the European Council categorically affirms its solidarity with Greece and Cyprus regarding these measures by Turkey.

In a related context, the German Foreign Ministry spokesman expressed his support for the sovereign rights of Greece and Cyprus and clearly declared that the maritime borders should be defined according to international law, according to Reuters news agency.

Greece has submitted its objections to the United Nations over the agreement between Turkey and the Saraj government.

For his part, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the United States wants to work with Russia to end the conflict in Libya, but he said that he reminded his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov yesterday of the arms embargo imposed on that country.

In a speech during a press conference at the State Department headquarters, Pompeo said that there can be no military solution to the conflict and that Washington has warned countries not to send weapons to Libya.

He added, "We want to work with the Russians to reach the negotiating table and conduct a series of discussions that will eventually lead to a settlement that will lead to what the United Nations is trying to do."

Turkey’s agreement with Government of National Accord, which is headed by Faiz al-Sarraj, has sparked widespread regional and international outrage.


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