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Turkey calls southern EU countries’ warning of new sanctions “biased”

September 11, 2020

The Turkish government this Friday called “no legal basis” and “biased” the warning of the southern European Union (EU) countries, including Spain, of new sanctions against the country if it does not make progress on the road of dialogue “with Greece to settle their disputes in the Eastern Mediterranean.

The Turkish Foreign Ministry has issued a statement pointing out that the declaration signed by France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Malta and Cyprus is “unrealistic” and has again urged Greece to “withdraw its maximalist claims” on the maritime border.

He has defended that in order to relieve tension, “it is imperative that Greece withdraw its military ships”, which are stationed near the Turkish exploration ship “Oruc Reis”, which “supports the initiative to end the NATO conflict”. and “to end the militarization of the eastern Aegean islands and Castelórizo.”

Turkey calls southern EU countries’ warning of new sanctions “biased”Turkey calls southern EU countries’ warning of new sanctions “biased”

Turkey has also demanded that Athens “put an end to the increasing pressure on the Turkish minority in Western Thrace” and defended that “for dialogue and cooperation in the Eastern Mediterranean, Greece must first sit at the table” Turkey without conditions “.

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