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The EU opens up the possibility of extending the sanctions against Turkey if the dialogue on the Mediterranean crisis fails

The European Union will look into widening sanctions against Turkey for its likely operations in the Mediterranean, if the diplomatic process does not ease tensions over the water conflict with Greece and Cyprus.

In this way, the EU is taking a step forward and will first expand the current system of individual sanctions to include more people, with the option of including infrastructure and economic resources, said the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs. Josep Borrell after the informal meeting of the European foreign ministers in Berlin.

“Turkey’s behavior is growing increasingly frustrated and there is political consensus to accelerate efforts proposed by Cyprus to put individuals on the sanctions regime’s list in order to adopt it soon,” he said at a press conference. Time that warned that the EU would consider new sanctions at the September summit if the dialogue process does not move forward.

The EU opens up the possibility of extending the sanctions against Turkey if the dialogue on the Mediterranean crisis fails
The EU opens up the possibility of extending the sanctions against Turkey if the dialogue on the Mediterranean crisis fails

As Borrell explained, one of the options facing the European bloc is the restrictions attached to the conflict over the waters of the Mediterranean. “We can move from making lists of individuals to lists of resources like ships. Then we can move on to sanctions related to the sector of those activities, such as prohibiting the use of EU ports, supplies or infrastructure, or financial matters Conflict and with sector sanctions, “he emphasized.

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