The Turkish president and European Council head on Sunday discussed developments in the Eastern Mediterranean and Turkey-EU relations over the phone, an official statement said.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan told EU's Charles Michel that the provocative words and steps of European politicians on regional issues would not serve as a solution, according to a statement by Turkey's Directorate of Communications.
Erdogan also said the EU's stance on the Eastern Mediterranean would be a test of sincerity in terms of international law and regional peace.
The Turkish leader urged the EU to fulfill its obligations fairly to prevent the escalation of tension in the Eastern Mediterranean and Aegean from steps taken by Greece and some EU member states.
Erdogan also called on EU institutions and member states to remain "fair, impartial and responsible in all regional matters."
Greece has disputed Turkey's current energy exploration activities in the Eastern Mediterranean, trying to box in Turkish maritime territory based on small islands near the Turkish coast.
Turkey -- the country with the longest coastline in the Mediterranean -- has sent out drill ships to explore for energy on its continental shelf, saying that Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus have rights in the region.
Dialogue for fairly sharing these resources will be a win-win deal for all sides, say Turkish officials.
Reporting by Cigdem Munibe Alyanak
Writing by Faruk Zorlu