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9/28, 6:09 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Pompeo: E. Med solution must respect Greek rights

United States State Secretary Mike Pompeo stated on Monday the solution to the territorial disputes in the East Mediterranean between Athens and Ankara must be "reflective of the fundamental rights of the citizens of Greece" and urged Turkey to commit to peaceful negotiations over the issue.

"We've said all along the way conflict is resolved is not through shows of force, it's not through demonstrations of power, it's through dialogue. That's how these maritime disputes ought to be resolved. We've watched the Greeks move in that direction trying to achieve that," Pompeo noted. "But it's important that they're resolved in a way that delivers outcomes that each of the two nations find more than acceptable."

The Greek government recently announced it was "close" to resuming the talks over the disputed territories with Turkey but noted there was no official date for that yet.

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