Cyprus: EU sanctions an option to halt Turkey's gas search

Cyprus: EU sanctions an option to halt Turkey's gas searchThe European Union shouldn’t discard imposing tougher sanctions to get Turkey to give up an “unlawful” hydrocarbons search in the eastern Mediterranean that has ratcheted up tensions, the president of Cyprus said Wednesday. President Nicos Anastasiades said the EU should weigh using “all means at our disposal” while responding to Turkey to avoid setting “a double standard” in how the 27-member bloc chooses to deal with improper activity inside and outside its borders. “As long as unlawful actions are being taken against European Union member states, the European Union’s reaction must be immediate,” Anastasiades said after talks with European Council President Charles Michel in Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus.


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