US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo criticized Turkey for opposing the principles and operation of NATO and undermining its cohesion during a Foreign Ministers’ teleconference on Tuesday, Greek newspaper Kathimerini reported, citing diplomatic sources.

“US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in an unusual speech for NATO that Turkey opposes NATO principles and activities, thus splitting the unity of the alliance. In particular, Pompeo pointed to Turkey’s provocations in the Eastern Mediterranean, Libya, Syria and Artsakh, ” TASS reports.

He also said that the military “deconfliction mechanism” agreed between Athens and Ankara in October is not working because of Turkey.