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Anastasiades satisfied after EC 'deplores' Turkey's actions

The European Council, after its summit in Brussels wrapped up on Friday, deplored Turkey's actions and expressed its 'full solidarity with Greece and Cyprus'


The President of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades expressed satisfaction in view of the EU Council’s condemnation of Turkey’s “renewed unilateral and provocative actions” in the eastern Mediterranean.

According to an announcement by the Cyprus Presidency, citing a written statement issued by government spokesman Kyriakos Koushios, during the EU Council summit in Brussels that wrapped up earlier on Friday, Anastasiades “informed leaders of EU member states of Turkey’s renewed illegal activities in the fenced-off part of Famagusta, in violation of relevant UN Resolutions, but also in the Republic of Cyprus’ EEZ.”

Both Anastasiades and the Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis raised the issue of Turkey’s actions during their intervention in the summit, the announcement noted.

It added that “the President of the Republic expresses his satisfaction for the fact that the European Council condemned Turkey’s renewed unilateral and provocative actions in the eastern Mediterranean, as well as its call for respect for the UN Security Council Resolutions 550 and 789, relating to the situation in Varaosha.”

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