Defence Minister Panos Beglitis on Monday referred to threats made by Turkey in response to Cyprus’ drilling activities.
Speaking to a private radio in Athens, he stressed that the Turkish attitude is characterised by “unilateral claims and threats”, adding that Ankara “continues to violate the laws thinking that it is the only country in the region of Eastern Mediterranean”.
He underlined that it continues the blatant violation of international law, pointing out that the time will come to “pay for everything”.
“Fundamental principles of international legality cannot be ignored for too long,” he stressed.
“Tension may increase,” he stressed, adding that “we are forging alliances in the greater region and building a diplomatic and political embankment for Turkey’s isolation in response to its practices.”