During a press briefing in Ankara on Wednesday (December 9th) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said possible EU sanctions on Turkey are “not a big concern”.
Before joining Azerbaijan for an official visit, Recep Tayyip Erdogan gave a press conference. In front of the journalists, the Turkish president indicated that“any EU sanctions decision is not a big concern for Turkey”, report Le Figaro.
As a reminder, possible sanctions against Ankara appear in the subjects that theEU will discuss at the European summit on December 10. These sanctions are the result of gas exploration work that the Turkey made in Mediterranean eastern sea areas disputed with Greece and Cyprus.
At the end of November, the Turkish ship Oruç Reis, responsible for the tensions between Turkey and Greece, returned to port. But, last Friday, theEuropean Union has indicated that it condemns the continuation of acts deemed unilateral by the Turkey, as well as the hostile rhetoric of it.
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