Statements of calm are not enough. We are waiting for actions


  Le Drian's comment comes the day after the Turkish President called on the European Union to dialogue (France Press)</p><div><p dir="RTL" style="text-align:right; margin-bottom:11px">French Foreign Minister announced <a target="_blank" href="" rel="noopener noreferrer">Jean-Yves Le Drian</a> Today, Sunday, Paris is waiting for "actions" from one side<a target="_blank" href="" rel="noopener noreferrer"> Turkey</a> Ahead of the European Council in December, which will address the issue of new sanctions against Ankara.

Le Drian said in a press statement, “It is not enough that two or three days ago we noticed statements of calm on the part of Turkish President (Recep Tayyip) Erdogan, there should be actions.” Le Drian’s comment comes the day after the Turkish president called the European Union to dialogue.

Le Drian emphasized that among the expected actions, “there are some simple actions that can be done in the eastern Mediterranean and Libya, as well as (…) in Karabakh.”

The French Foreign Minister reminded that “we have many differences” with Ankara, referring to the Turkish “desire for expansion”, which is the “de facto policy” in Libya, Iraq and the eastern Mediterranean, “where (the Turks) attack two European Union members, namely Greece and Cyprus,” and even “in Nagorny Karabakh, where they also send Syrian mercenaries. “

“The European Union announced in October that it would verify Turkey’s position on these various issues during the European Council meeting in December, a few days later. At that moment, we will verify the commitments,” he concluded.

On Saturday, Erdogan said in a recorded speech during the conference of his ruling party that he wanted “stronger cooperation with our European friends and allies,” adding, “We do not see ourselves outside Europe. We intend to build our future together with Europe.”

(France Brush)


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