France and Germany give Turkey one week deadline to clarify its positionChristian Fernsby ▼ | October 16, 2020
France and Germany accused Turkey on Thursday of continuing to provoke the European Union with its actions in the Eastern Mediterranean, and gave it a week to clarify its positions.
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German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Turkey’s decision to send the vessel back to the Mediterranean was “inadmissible.”
Asked about the possibility of bringing forward EU sanctions, Maas said the bloc would wait a week to decide how to react.
“It’s been twice that expected discussions have not taken place and we don’t know when they will happen,” he said. “We must wait to see if there is progress in a week and then we’ll see what attitude needs to be adopted by the EU.” ■