Friday, December 13, 2019

KKE slams EU's Pontius Pilate stance on Turkey-Libya maritime agreement

Reports by international media on Thursday state that the EU Council had reached a draft of its statement that the agreement reached by Turkey and Libya on their maritime borders violates international law. From its side, the Greek government and more specifically Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis have tried to present the EU position as a diplomatic victory for Greece

“Turkey is isolated,” Mitsotakis said after receiving the overwhelming support of his EU peers for Greece’s opposition to the memorandum of understanding Turkey signed with the Tripoli-based Libyan government last month. He also cited support for Greece’s positions from other countries, including the United States and Israel.

In a comment published on 902 portal, the Press Bureau of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) slams the EU stance on the issue, pointing out the following:

"The EU conclusions text over the Turkey-Libya agreement not only does not justify the euphoria of the government and the other parties but it is, in fact, the known "wish list" of previous Summits which did not prevent the escalation of Turkish aggression. 

This "Pontius Pilate" stance, which is prompted by the need to preserve the strategic relation with Turkey, as well as by the big interests existing between Turkey and powerful EU states, exposes those who, contrary to reality, have proclaimed the imperialist organizations as "saviours" and "defenders" of peace and sovereign rights".