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The EU calls on Ankara to suspend drilling in the Eastern Mediterranean and return to dialogue

August 16, 2020

This Sunday the European Union asked Turkey to immediately stop drilling operations in disputed waters with Greece in the Eastern Mediterranean and to return to the dialogue with Brussels in order to resolve this crisis as soon as possible.

Today’s announcement by Turkey of the resumption of drilling activities on the ship ‘Yavuz’ “unfortunately stokes more tension and uncertainty in the Eastern Mediterranean,” said EU High Representative for Foreign Policy Josep Borrell. It is a statement.

“This action,” affirmed Borrell, “contradicts and undermines efforts to resume dialogue and negotiations and to seek an immediate reduction in tension, which is the only route to stability and lasting solutions, as reaffirmed by the EU.” EU Foreign Minister last Friday “

The EU calls on Ankara to suspend drilling in the Eastern Mediterranean and return to dialogueThe EU calls on Ankara to suspend drilling in the Eastern Mediterranean and return to dialogue

“I call on the Turkish authorities to stop these activities immediately and to fully engage in a full dialogue with the European Union in good faith,” he concluded.

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