Selava Omar – Xeber24.net – “Agencies”
The leaders of the European Union condemned Ankara’s provocation and “totally unacceptable” rhetoric, but they will not make the decision to take measures against it until the European summit in December.
European Council President “Charles Michel” said during a brief speech at the end of a press conference devoted to reviewing European measures to combat the spread of Covid-19, “We condemn the recent (Turkish) unilateral moves in the Eastern Mediterranean, and the provocation and rhetoric are completely unacceptable.”
The President of the European Commission, Ursula von Der Line, warned that “in the event that Ankara continues its illegal movements, we will use all the tools that we have.” She added that the commission was tasked with drafting economic sanctions and they are ready for “immediate use.”
In October, Michel had said that European Union leaders would look “before the end of the year if positive developments were recorded.”
However, several European sources made it clear that Germany, which is mediating with the Turkish president, considers the time not appropriate to consider the issue of sanctions and obstructs other member states’ requests in this direction.