Athens supports Nicosia in imposing sanctions on the EU summit, which opens on Thursday against those involved in Turkey’s drilling in the Mediterranean Sea, which violates the borders of the exclusive economic zone of the Republic of Cyprus.

The statement came from Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias after a meeting with his Cypriot counterpart Nikos Christodoulides in Nicosia on Wednesday evening, TASS reports.

Dendias said Greece is still ready to consider imposing financial sanctions on Turkey. He also accused Ankara of illegal activities in the Caucasus, Libya, Iraq and Cyprus.

Earlier Christodoulides met with the Spanish Foreign Minister, during which the issue of anti-Turkish sanctions was also raised.