Lavrov urges Turkey to honor international law
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.