Message to Turkey is sent by the leader

Korsiki.-Message to Turkey is sent by the leaders who participated in the Euro-Mediterranean Conference MED7 that ended in Corsica. In the text of the conclusions (Declaration of Ajaccio) and in paragraph 6 on Peace and Stability in the Mediterranean, the leaders express their full support and solidarity in Greece and Cyprus for the repeated violations of sovereignty and sovereign rights, as well as for the aggressive actions by Turkey.

In English the text of paragraph 6 in the MED7 Group Declaration.

6-We reiterate our full support and solidarity with Cyprus and Greece in the face of the repeated infringements on their sovereignty and sovereign rights, as well as confrontational actions by Turkey. We call upon all the countries in the region to abide by international law, in particular international law of the sea, and encourage all parties to resolve their disputes through dialogue and negotiation. In this respect, we welcome the mediation efforts of the HR/VP and Germany in order to achieve a resumption of the dialogue between Greece and Turkey on the maritime zone issue. In addition, we call on Turkey to respond to the invitation of the Government of Cyprus for delimitation negotiations in good faith, in full respect of international law, as well as submitting the issue of delimitation of maritime boundaries to the ICJ [AGREED LANGUAGE FAC CC JULY 2019 + GYMNICH STATEMENT AS AGREED BY MINISTERS]. In line with recent European Council and EU Council conclusions, we regret that Turkey has not responded to the repeated calls by the European Union to end its unilateral and illegal activities in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Aegean Sea. We reaffirm our determination to use all adequate means at the disposal of the European Union in response to these confrontational actions. In line with the latest Informal Meeting of EU Foreign Ministers (Gymnich), we agree to speed up work on the additional listings based on the proposals tabled so far, with a view to a rapid adoption. We maintain that in absence of progress in engaging Turkey into a dialogue and unless it ends its unilateral activities, the EU is ready to develop a list of further restrictive measures that could be discussed at the European Council on 24-25 September 2020.