European Commission official calls Turkey’s east Med activity ‘unacceptable’

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In this Tuesday, July 9, 2019 photo, a helicopter flies over Turkey's drilling ship, 'Fatih' dispatched towards the eastern Mediterranean, near Cyprus. Turkish officials say the drillships Fatih and Yavuz will drill for gas, which has prompted protests from Cyprus. (Turkish Defence Ministry via AP, Pool)

A top-ranking European Commission (EC) official on Friday condemned as “unacceptable” the actions of Turkey in the eastern Mediterranean, noting that the issue would be discussed by European Union High Representative Josep Borrell with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who is to join a teleconference of the Foreign Affairs Council on Monday, according to the Greek Kathimerini daily. 

The EC will continue to keep the issue of Turkey’s behavior in the region, where it has already started illegal exploration for hydrocarbons and is seeking to further extend its activities to encroach on the Greek continental shelf, “on the table,” the official said. The issue was an “extremely important” one for the EU, the official said.

Pompeo is scheduled to join Monday’s teleconference for an hour and a half. His participation in the discussion is expected to focus primarily on China, according to EC sources, but other topics to be discussed include the Middle East peace process, the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on international relations and the situation in Libya.

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  1. So finally: The Armed Forces of Greece are building up a group of troops bordering Turkey against the backdrop of exacerbation of tension between the countries caused by the continuous aggression of the Turkish side to harrass and invade neighbouring countries, their territory, threatening and supporting and sending islamic fanatic terrorists across the border, rejecting international law and conter act Uno resolution and react pressitently against Nato and Euro. HE TAKES what is not his AND THEN PREACHES NEGOCIATIONS, there has to be drawn a line. This has to stop and some time you need to fight for your freedom, now is time to fight against the islamic new terror Sultan I am confident many will be willing to fight injustice, oppression and tyranny.And you can read the German/European travel warning towards Turkey as an other sign that we are fed up with this Turkish loser would be Sultan.

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