As the European Union (EU) bowed down to Turkish demands and brought Turkey’s accession talks with the union a step closer, Armenia’s President Serge Sargisian paid official visits to Greece and Cyprus, whose rights were trampled by the other members of the EU.
It was an opportunity to express solidarity with those two friendly countries and to develop further bilateral relations.
Turkey has occupied 38 percent of Cyprus’ territory, established a client state on the northern part of the island and to add insult to injury, refuses to recognize the legitimate government of Cyprus as a sovereign state. And yet, the EU is compromising the sovereign rights of one of its own members, namely Cyprus, to settle the temporary issue of the refugees, which was Ankara’s making to begin with.
A Greek representative of the EU Parliament, Gen. Eleftherios Synadinos, has been politically incorrect at one of the sessions, by expressing his outrage on the EU conduct vis-à-vis Turkey, making the following statement in a speech: “Mr. President, the day before yesterday, a summit was held between the European Union and Turkey. The results of this weren’t just disappointing but a diplomatic Waterloo for the Union leaders. Twenty-eight Turk-loving leaders with dwarf stature sat and listened to a cruel blackmailer, a common crook, Davutoglu, imposing conditions for surrender and submission … You have sold yourselves out to the Ottoman Erdogan.”
He also spiced his speech with more colorful language, for which the parliament has expelled him as a “racist.”