Angry Greeks walk out of NATO parliamentary assembly

A group of five Greek lawmakers has walked out of NATO’s Parliamentary Assembly in Brussels denouncing the chairman’s stance.

The participating lawmakers denounced the Turkey-Libya Memorandum of Understanding demarcating maritime zones, as well as Turkey’s gas activities in the eastern Mediterranean.

They asked, inter alia, whether NATO’s neutrality on the issue could be regarded as accepting the violation of international law.

But in a statement, the Greeks accused the chairman Menzies Campbell of preventing them from expressing their positions and systematically interrupting them, and they decided to walk out in protest.

Speaking to EURACTIV, sources criticised the British chairman’s “unfortunate” handling of the situation and underlined that on the panel it was also the Turkish Ambassador to NATO.

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