Lavrov urges Turkey to honor in­ter­na­tional law

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For­eign Min­is­ter Nikos Kotzias (right) and his Rus­sian coun­ter­part Sergey Lavrov held talks in Athens yes­ter­day. Lavrov called on Turkey to ‘re­spect in­ter­na­tional law’ as set out in in­ter­na­tional agree­ments such as the Treaty of Lau­sanne. Kotzias too said bor­ders should be re­spected. Both were re­act­ing to com­ments by Turk­ish of­fi­cials ques­tion­ing the Treaty of Lau­sanne which de­ter­mined the bor­ders of mod­ern Turkey. Lavrov also met with Prime Min­is­ter Alexis Tsipras and Pres­i­dent Prokopis Pavlopou­los for talks fo­cused on the en­ergy sec­tor, the war in Syria and Cyprus.

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