Vecher (Tonight) 20.Dec.2007
Greece reacted harshly on the Turkish support for accession of Macedonia in NATO under its constitutional name; transmit the media in Athens after the meeting of Gruevski and Erdoðan.
- Regarding this issue, Turkey, as well as the rest of the countries members of the Alliance, has been informed when and under what circumstances will Greece use the right to veto.
It was expected that Turkey is aware of the fact that the countries-members of NATO, as well as of the European Union, have certain rights, and also the possibility to use those rights, announced the Chief of the Greek diplomacy, Dora Bakoyannis. Her reaction followed after the statement of the Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan that Turkey will continue until the very end to support Macedonia`s membership in NATO, and that it will do absolutely anything in order the country to receive invitation on the Summit next year.
On the meeting, with the Macedonian Prime Minister, Nikola Gruevski, on Tuesday in Ankara, Erdogan pointed out that Greece has absolutely no right at all to ask Macedonia to change its name, with which it became independent and sovereign state.