Bakoyanni: EU Decision will be Based on Facts

Greece's foreign minister Dora Bakoyanni said Turkey's surprise move on Cyprus yielded no results and added that the EU's decisions would be formed "based on real facts and not impressions."

Bakoyanni: EU Decision will be Based on Facts

EU foreign ministers will meet today to discuss Turkey's future.

"Our central aim is a ... common European position which will include a clear and unwavering message on the future of Turkey's negotiations with the EU," Bakoyanni told the Elefteros Typos newspaper in an interview.

"There was no surprise. We knew Turkey would attempt to change the climate at the last minute. [The move] is for communication purposes but, as it turned out, without results," Bakoyanni said.

"Decisions will be formed based on real facts and not impressions. The real facts right now show Turkey is not honoring its signature on implementing the customs union protocol. The EU makes decisions always based on agreed text."

Bakoyanni told the Elefteros Typos newspaper that they were pushing for a decision to impose a deadline on Turkey to fulfill its obligations under the Additional Protocol.

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