Turkey Slams EU Summit Declaration on Eastern Mediterranean, Cyprus

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Turkey on Saturday rejected an EU summit's declaration on the issues of the Aegean, Eastern Mediterranean, and Cyprus, calling it "against international law."

Turkey Slams EU Summit Declaration on Eastern Mediterranean, Cyprus

The joint declaration from Friday's South EU summit in Malta reflects the national positions of Greece and the Greek Cypriot administration, which do not comply with UN principles on solving the Cyprus issue or the rules of international law, said a Turkish Foreign Ministry statement.

"For us, it lacks any value, force, or effect," the ministry said, Anadolu Agency reported.

The ministry added that it shows once again that the EU and EU countries cannot be impartial, trustworthy actors in solving the Cyprus issue.

The 6th South EU Summit was held in Malta on Friday with the participation of France, Italy, Spain, Malta, Portugal, Greece, and the Greek Cypriot administration.

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