Only a few hours after the provocative statement of the PM of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan that “there is no country called Cyprus,” the Former PM of Greece George Papandreou was in Turkey participating in ecological actions.
These days Mr. Papandreou is in Istanbul for the meeting of the Socialist International. Today, he decided to visit the Gezi Park in order to plant a tree as “a symbol of the power of the citizens who can define the future with their own voice.”
He also stated that: “I think that the tree symbolizes the power of people all over the world to have a voice, to create a better future, to decide for their lives. This principle overcomes the boards of nations.”
It seemed as if he wasn’t informed about the statements of Tayyip Erdogan. He said that he works for the close relation between Greece and Turkey and is a friend of the neighboring country. “I will always agree with the idea that together we can imagine a new world. Democracy is always the idea in which we all participate. We have the right to raise our ideas and change the world together.”