The Hemicycle of the European Parliament in Strasbourg during a plenary session in 2014.

The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, sent a strong message towards Ankara following further provocations against Greece.

“Turkey is and will always be an important neighbor. But while we are close together on the map, the distance between us appears to be growing,” she said during her speech at the European Parliament.

The strong stance of the European Union comes after renewed Turkish provocations against Greece, following a dispute over gas and drilling rights in the Mediterranean Sea.

“Yes, Turkey is in a troubled neighborhood. And yes, it is hosting millions of refugees, for which we support them with considerable funding. But none of this is justification for attempts to intimidate its neighbors,” von der Leyen said in her annual speech to the European Union.

The President of the European Commission also added that both, Greece and Cyprus can count on full European solidarity as the rift between the two NATO members seems to be growing.

 

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Stern Daler
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2020-09-17 17:44

IMHO it is not just solidarity what von der Leyen meant – Turkey threaten war and Article 42 (7) of the EU treaty states: If a Member State is the victim of armed aggression on its territory, the other Member States shall have towards it an obligation of aid and assistance by all the means in their power, in accordance with Article 51 of the United Nations Charter. IMHO she is wrong about the refugee problem. The refugees were caused by a proxy war committed by Turkey and its Gulf and US allies. Like Germany after WWII – Turkey alone… Read more »

Daeshbags Sux
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2020-09-18 15:11
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100% agree, as well we shouldn’t fund UNRWA which is not our business too : these refugees were created because of Arab league’s actions, let the Arab-League deal with the problem it created : they have close to 8 millions km², it’s not even 1 refugee per km²

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2020-09-19 02:53
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United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees is not responsible for for the refugees of the war on Syria.

The US, Turkey, Qatar, UAE and Saudi Arabia financed and waged the war on Syria with their mostly jihadi proxy forces. IMHO these troops were their mercenaries. Part of the non lethal aid was from the start wages. These countries not the Arab League must pay.