Hurriyet Daily News
June 16, 2022
Ankara reacted against the remarks by the German foreign ministry’s spokesperson regarding Greek claims on the disputed issues between Athens and Ankara.
“The unfortunate words of the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the German Federal Republic against Türkiye on the basis of Greece’s…allegations at the press conference yesterday are regrettable,” Foreign Minister Spokesperson Tanju Bilgiç said in a statement on June 16.
“We would like to remind the German spokesperson that Türkiye is not the party that did not respond to the invitations to the bilateral and NATO Confidence-Building Measures meetings for a year…,” he stated.
Ankara invited Germany, which “claims to make efforts for dialogue and de-escalation, not to take sides in the disputes between the two allies, not to be an instrument of the lawlessness of other countries, and not to make biased comments on areas and issues that have no authority and responsibility,” said his statement.