EU condemns Turkish moves E. Mediterranean waving with ready-made sanctions

The European Union condemned the unilateral Turkish moves in the eastern Mediterranean, and stressed that the provocation and rhetoric are completely unacceptable, while the European Commission indicated that the sanctions are ready to be used immediately in the event that Ankara continues its illegal moves.

The European Council President Charles Michel said during a brief speech at a press conference devoted to reviewing European measures to combat the spread of Covid-19, "We condemn the recent (Turkish) unilateral moves in the Eastern Mediterranean, and the provocation and rhetoric that are completely unacceptable."

Michel recalled the decision of the European Union during the European summit held at the beginning of this October, and said: "Work on two tracks: a positive one and a less positive one ... So far, Turkey has not chosen the positive path." He added, "We will have an opportunity to return to the issue in December."

Meanwhile, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, warned that "in the event that Ankara continues its illegal movements, we will use all the tools that we have."

The differences between Turkey and France deteriorated over the files of Syria, Libya and the eastern Mediterranean, as well as between them and Greece and Cyprus in light of their illegal exploration in the Mediterranean.


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