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© - / AFP Recep Tayyip Erdogan received, on the presidential palace, in Ankara, the President of the European Council, Charles Michel (on the left) and the president of the Commission, Ursula von der Leyen. of our correspondent in Istanbul If the year 2021 had to confirm the Redoux in the Turkish reports, the match of Tuesday will mark, a posteriori, an important step.
The foreign ministers from Ankara and Athens are rhetorically in public. Were all attempts to mediate by EU and NATO?Impact Replacement on Shared Press Conference
In the genre of the Spaghetti Western one would speak of a shoot-out. But the world of public diplomacy is usually not as exciting as the revolver heroes. The piece, which the Turkish and the Greek Foreign Minister have just found in Ankara, especially from media representatives, was therefore something for the gourmets among political conductors, say the journalist. The joint appearance of Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and Nikos Dendias carried all the hallmarks of a classic duel.
criticism due to meeting: From the Leyen on Earthogan on Sofa
, the EU Commission has shown itself outraged by the meeting of EU Turkey meeting in Ankara. A spokesman made it clear on Wednesday that Commission President Ursula had to be placed by the Leyen from their point of view at eye level with the Turkish head of state Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the EU Council President Charles Michel. "The President was clearly surprised," he said. But she preferred to talk about substantial questions.
At the press conference at the end of the first Turkish visit of a Greek Foreign Minister for a good two years, there were uninsured excruciates. The Turkish Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu did high. The Greeks would throw "people in the sea", he said. The Greek visitor to whom the Turk had just redrapped as "my friend", "unfortunately expressed" extremely unacceptable statements to my country ".
Dendias had also shown himself fasculistantly. The Turks spread "fake news" and be bilateral climate smolder, though you want to go to each other.
Actually, the Greek and the Turkish upper diplomat had met to make better weather between Athens and Ankara after an ice age. The dispute over the gas reserves in the eastern Mediterranean burdened the relationship for more than a year. The EU relations with Turkey had suffered: Ankara had had to escort his research ships of warships several times and thus threatened the EU member of Greece unpathed. It could have come to war.
dispute over "sofa-gate": Draghi denotes Erdogan as "dictator" - Turkey reacts
between Italy and Turkey, it has come to diplomatic tensions after the Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi refers to the Turkish state of state Recep Tayyip Erdogan as a "dictator" Has. Turkey ordered protest to the Italian ambassador, as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Thursday night. Foreign Minister Mevlüt Cavusoglu wrote on Twitter, he condemn draghis "ugly and dimensionless utterances" on the harshest. Ankara demanded to take back the statements "immediately".
The Turkish audience came the hard words of the Minister at
after difficult mediation by EU, NATO and the Berlin government, flanked by sanction threats, the conflict was slightly flooded. EU diplomats declared that they come closer to real reassurance. It is probably not so - and although Ankara is currently operating for Turkey almost behavioral course of political approach to the EU. In the episode and despite "Sofgate" Brussels is now even ready to tackle a possible expansion of the customs union with Turkey.
and now that: had both politicians praised at the beginning of the press conference still a positive and constructive atmosphere, it unexpectedly came to the impact exchange: Dendias warned the Turks from lie news in the Mediterranean dispute, the refugee question and the Cyprus problem and held Ankara one Policy of targeted provocation. Çavuşoğlu reacted with hardness: that Greece with push-backs of refugees against international law breach and people into the sea, they did not want to discuss publicly, "but they face them here and accuse Turkey before the press, of course, to their country a message to convey, "he said. That, so the recognizably hardly angry çavuşoğlu, "I can not accept".
at the Turkish audience came to: On Twitter, Çavuşoğlu is now "the Greek Prühler".
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