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21 November, 2019
 
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Ankara calls EU decisions ‘unlawful and biased'

Turkey rejects EU decisions regarding Ankara's Syria operation and east Med drilling

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Turkey's Foreign Ministry has rejected and condemned decisions taken by the European Union to suspend arms exports to Turkey following Ankara's northeast Syria incursion and drilling activities in the eastern Mediterranean.

European Union countries committed on Monday to suspending arms exports to Turkey and agreed to draw up a list of economic sanctions against Turkish oil and gas drilling in waters off Cyprus.

Ankara will seriously examine its cooperation with the EU on certain areas due to its 'unlawful and biased' attitude

“The EU condemns Turkey’s military action which seriously undermines the stability and the security of the whole region,” the bloc said in a joint statement at a meeting of foreign ministers in Luxembourg.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu over the weekend told DW in an interview that Ankara would not be deterred by arms embargoes or other measures.

Ankara will seriously examine its cooperation with the EU on certain areas due to its "unlawful and biased" attitude, the foreign ministry said later in a statement on Monday.

Republic of Cyprus satisifed with EU decisions

Cyprus Foreign Minister Nicos Christodoulides said the president of the Republic will hold consultations in the coming days at the European Council, which is expected to endorse the position against Turkey.

“I want to express my total satisfaction for the results which boost our own effort aimed at deterrence and termination of illegal actions taken by Turkey,” Christodoulides said.

 

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