In Brussels, eyes were turned to the European Union leaders’ summit at the end of September, where sanctions against Turkey will be discussed due to the escalation of tension in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Speaking to Euronews, European Parliament Turkey Rapporteur Nacho Sanchez Amor said, “We must speak very clearly, it is a disappointment for the European Union because we are talking about a candidate country for the EU. It seems that Turkey thinks differently and is gradually moving away from the values, policies and interests of the European Union. . It also has a military dimension.” said.
European Parliamentarians support EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell, who calls for dialogue with Turkey and demands that Ankara avoid unilateral decisions.
Stating that two different scenarios can be experienced, Nacho Sanchez Amor said, “Either Turkey will withdraw its troops from the region and choose the path of dialogue, or it will continue in this way and there will be a situation that poses a serious risk.” said.
Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu will evaluate the situation at the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament today.
The European Union leaders’ summit, where Turkey will be discussed, will be held in Brussels on 24-25 September.