European Commission draws up list of sanctions against Turkey
12:30, Thursday, 05 November, 2020
The European Union has condemned the extension by Turkey of its East Med energy exploration activities amid talk of forthcoming EU measures against Ankara.
European diplomats told AFP Wednesday the European Commission has drawn up a list of potential targets for economic sanctions which could deal a blow to Turkey’s tourism and transport sectors, European leaders are to decide in a December summit whether to impose sanctions over Turkey’s activity. “This is yet another course of action that, unfortunately, continues to create more tensions and distrust in the region instead of contributing to lasting solutions,” the statement said. It called for “dialogue in good faith and abstention from unilateral actions” to defuse a tense situation in the east Mediterranean that is undermining EU-Turkey relations.