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Commission: We expect Turkey to take unilateral action against EU member states

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“We expect from Turkey that its actions towards EU member states will remain constructive, non-unilateral and based on good neighborly relations and respect for international law,” the Commission spokesman said in Brussels today. Foreign Minister Peter Stano, invited to comment on the new Turkish NAVTEX and the research of “Oruts Reyes” in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Peter Stano explained that in the European Council conclusions of 24 and 25 June, European leaders clearly state what they expect from Turkey. “At the time, they welcomed the de-escalation, stressing the importance of sustainable de-escalation,” he said. “The EU and the Member States are monitoring the situation closely. If necessary, they will discuss the issue of the overall relationship with Turkey again. The European Council will make the final assessment when the time comes. “Everything that happens from June until today is evaluated daily,” he added.

Finally, the Commission representative left open the possibility of adding the issue of Turkey to the agenda of the Council of Foreign Ministers to be held on October 18 in Luxembourg. In any case, he said, “member states regularly discuss the issue at various levels.”

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Source: politis.com.cy

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