Former President of the European Parliament, Martin Sultz, said in his remarks to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency that he opposed the Turkish attack on northern Syria.
“I believe it is a direct result of the serious mistake of the US President, to withdraw his troops and create a gap now filled by President Erdogan’s strategy, and to abandon the Kurdish allies in the fight against the Islamic State,” he said. politician speaking at RES-EIA in the context of the Rhodes Forum, which organizes the DOC Research Institute for Dialogue on Cultures (DOC) every year on the island of Dodecanese. Further analyzing his position during the forum’s discussion, Martin Schultz said that the Turkish military’s action poses a very high risk of expanding the war instead of bringing peace and stability to the region.
Concerning the EU’s reaction, Martin Schultz told RES-EA he cannot react militarily, but must press diplomatically, in particular its allies in Washington. Even in the Republican Party we have allies who can exert maximum pressure on the White House to reconsider its decision, he added.
Referring to the Cyprus problem, he said that remains one of the most difficult issues and expressed hope that the dialogue between the leaders of the two communities would be fruitful.
He also described RES-EA Brexit as the biggest challenge of the EU today and said we are living in an age of uncertainty.
Speaking at a discussion in the Forum, he stressed the need for the EU to defend its values and noted that the answer is a strong EU. market, it must respect the fundamental values of the EU.
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