Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Thursday called on Turkey to enter into dialogue to resolve its maritime disputes and suggested that the parties could turn to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) should the matter not be resolved.
“I was very honest with Turkey and the international community. I think if we can not reach an agreement, we have to go to the court in The Hague,” said the president, according to the newspaper ‘Kathimerini’.
Regarding the relationship with Ankara, Mitsotakis has stated that he wants to “reset” it but has faced difficulties due to the maritime agreement between Turkey and Libya, violation of the airspace by Turkish fighters over the Aegean and Aegean plans to conduct an oil exploration in the exclusive economic zone of Cyprus, another problem that creates problems between the two countries.
Added to this are the immigration problem at the border, especially in the Evros area, and the conversion of Hagia Sophia into a mosque. “We don’t want to isolate Turkey, I want us to deal with them on immigration,” he said.