Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Turkey's Erdogan Expected to Stand Down in Spat With EU If Bloc Shows Unity, Reports Suggest - Sputnik International

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is predicted to stand down in his row with the European Union should the bloc's member states show unity and mount a convincing challenge, a source in Brussels told the EURACTIV portal on Wednesday.

"We believe that if Europe shows the first sign of unity, Erdogan will back down, to slap him back somehow", the source said.

The EU has clashed publicly with Turkey throughout the year following Ankara's decision to anger Greece and Cyprus by conducting seismic exploration surveys in the Mediterranean Sea.

As recently as this week, Turkey refused the EU's Operation IRINI request to board a Turkish merchant vessel in the Mediterranean that the bloc believed was violating the United Nations arms embargo on Libya, resulting in condemnation from Brussels....


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