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Congressman Gus Bilirakis

Representing the 12th District of Florida

Congressman Gus Bilirakis Statement on Turkish Provocation in the Aegean

October 31, 2016
Press Release

As Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Affairs and the Congressional Hellenic-Israel Alliance, Congressman Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) released the following statement regarding the rising tensions in the Aegean over recent Turkish provocation.

President Erdogan continues to test the resolve of the international community to hold Turkey accountable for actions in the Aegean that undermine and threaten the sovereignty of Greece. Turkey’s frequent violation of Greece’s airspace and territorial waters and renewed inflammatory rhetoric is cause for serious concern. The United States must remain steadfast in our support for our regional ally, Greece, and continue to condemn flagrant acts in violation of international law while holding these actors accountable.”