Athens displeased with EU Council outcome, faces pressure for talks with Turkey

PoliticsForeign Policy Tags: EastMed, European Union, Turkey

A group of EU member states managed to obstruct any attempt by Athens to include in the December 10-11 European Council’s conclusions direct references and punitive measures against Turkey’s actions in the East Med.

Germany, Italy, and Spain reportedly shielded Ankara during the EU Council talks. Chancellor Angela Merkel had been unwilling to consent to anything that would displease Turkey, even though President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been responsible for Berlin’...

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