The leaders of the European Union have accused Turkey of violating international law by drilling in the Eastern Mediterranean region and reserved the possibility of imposing sanctions against the country. This was reported by Yevropeiska Pravda, citing the conclusions of the first day of the EU summit.
"The European Council strongly condemns the violation of the sovereign rights of the Republic of Cyprus, such actions must be stopped. The Council calls on Turkey to refrain from such actions, which violate international law, in the future," EU leaders stated.
They stressed that the EU had a strategic interest in a stable and secure situation in the Eastern Mediterranean region and in the development of cooperation and mutually beneficial relations with Turkey.
"Holding a fair dialogue and refraining from unilateral actions that are inimical to the EU’s interests and violate international law and the sovereign rights of EU member states is an absolute requirement in this regard," the summit concluded.
As we reported earlier, Armenia claimed that one of its aircraft had been shot down by a Turkish fighter jet, as the conflict in the disputed zone of Nagorno-Karabakh continues.