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Turkey claims to be open to dialogue on disputes in the Eastern Mediterranean

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Tuesday that Ankara is ready to “engage with all actors” in a dialogue on disputes in the Eastern Mediterranean.

In a press conference after the meeting with his Maltese counterpart Evarist Bartolo, Cavusoglu expressed in a clear allusion to the growing tension with Greece on maritime issues that “disputes can be resolved through dialogue”.

“We are ready to cooperate, but we reject any unilateral imposition or imposition of sanctions,” he said, before insisting that “good faith and flexibility” is essential for cooperation, according to the Daily Sabah newspaper.

Turkey claims to be open to dialogue on disputes in the Eastern Mediterranean
Turkey claims to be open to dialogue on disputes in the Eastern Mediterranean

Cavusoglu therefore referred to the meeting of EU ministers in Brussels on Monday to discuss the main international problems in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. During the meeting, the Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, said that “the most important issue on the agenda is Turkey”.

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