The Pompeo will depart Greece early Wednesday for Rome. The Turkish behaviour will be examined in detail there and I hope that the message to Ankara will be absolutely clear: "unilateral actions cause side effects, aggressive moves bring similar responses, so provocations must stop in order for dialogue to begin on our difference with Turkey, which is nothing more than the delimitation of maritime zones in the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranean", he added.
In a joint statement on Monday after talks in Thessaloniki in northern Greece, Mr Pompeo and his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias said rival claims to territory in the Mediterranean should be resolved "peacefully in accordance with worldwide law". "Let us make energy a means for cooperation, not for conflict".
On Tuesday, both leaders will visit Souda Naval Bay as part of the U.S. official's five-day trip to Greece.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, arrived in Greece on an official visit early Monday.
"You can not serve peace in the region by visiting only the Greek side on the island (of Cyprus), by paying two visits to Greece, and by making one-sided statements of support", Omer Celik, the spokesman for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party, told reporters.
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US military support to Greece has gradually expanded in recent years, particularly since the Athens government ratified a mutual defense cooperation agreement in January 2019 and the US Congress passed the Eastern Mediterranean Security and Energy Partnership Act in December of that year. "Events in the eastern Mediterranean are forcing Washington to act more quickly, accelerating the pace at which it deepens its involvement".
"Greek-Americans constitute an important voter base in the United States and ... there are a couple of battleground states where the Greek-American vote could make a difference", Unluhisarcikli told Al-Monitor. The issue will be discussed at the European Union summit on Thursday and Friday in Brussels.
Greece has been looking to the US and the European Union for support in its dispute with neighboring Turkey, which it accuses of encroaching on its sovereign rights in the eastern Mediterranean.
On Friday EU leaders will also address digital transformation in the European economy at a time of COVID.