Greek foreign ministry spokesman Alexandros Gennimatas reiterated the accusations of the government and some EU leaders that Turkey is using migrants as a battering ram to dismantle Europe’s borders.
The International Association of Genocide Scholars in 2007 recognised the genocide against Armenians, Assyrians, and Pontian and Anatolian Greeks.
The letter of Ankara’s ambassador to the UN refuted the joint letter trilateral submitted to the UN by Cyprus, Egypt, and Greece which said they have 'common maritime boundaries'
The overarching issue is to find ways to defuse tensions in the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranean, where Ankara is doing all it can to impede Cyprus’ energy programme.
'In Cyprus they are testing our patience because they are violating our rights,' Erdogan declared about the gas and oil exploration programme of the Republic of Cyprus.
'We shall continue to decisively demand from Athens the return of all those linked with the terrorist organisation FETO (as Ankara calls Gulen’s Hizmet movement) and to protect the rights of the Turkish minority in Western Thrace.'