EU prepares to levy sanctions on Turkey over gas drilling
Source:Ahval News Date:21Jun2019
The European Union is moving toward placing sanctions on Turkey over its drilling for natural gas in the eastern Mediterranean near Cyprus.
The European Council, which is made up of the bloc’s political leadership, issued a statementlate on Thursday condemning Turkey’s actions and saying it would now consider reprisals.
“The European Council expresses serious concerns over Turkey’s current illegal drilling activities in the Eastern Mediterranean and deplores that Turkey has not yet responded to the EU’s repeated calls to cease such activities,” it said in the statement.