Turkish President Rechap Tayyip Erdogan, who is trying to become the new caliph of Muslim countries, is going to get a big blow. European Union countries are preparing to impose sanctions against Turkey over the gassing dispute in the Mediterranean Sea region. Foreign ministers of European countries have also held a meeting on Monday about the effect of the sanctions. It is believed that on December 10-11, new sanctions against Turkey can be announced.
Erdogan said – will not bow down
At the same time, Turkish President Rechap Tayyip Erdogan has said that his country will not bow down to threats and blackmailing. However, he has offered talks to resolve the ongoing dispute over gas fields in the Mediterranean Sea. Let us know that Turkey’s tension between Greece in the region is at a peak. The armies of both countries are also face to face in these areas.
Greece came out openly against Turkey
Greece’s Foreign Minister Nicos Dandias said that all countries of the European Union agreed on Monday that Turkey had not made any positive changes to its policy of gas exploration in the eastern Mediterranean. It has therefore been clarified that there should be a punitive response against Turkey. This will now also be discussed in the European Council meeting.
Turkey warned European Union and France
Turkish President Erdogan had openly given a military warning to the European Union a few days earlier. He said that from the end of this week we are ready for every possibility and outcome. Speaking at the opening ceremony of a hospital, Erdogan said that Turkey has the political, economic and military power to tear down the immoral maps and documents of others. On 14 August, Erdogan had threatened Greece, saying that if our ship was attacked, it would have to pay a heavy price.
What is dispute
In fact, for the past few months, Turkish marine oil exploration ship Oruk Reis has been carrying out research activity near the island of Kastelorizo, Greece. Greece claims that the Turkish ship is operating in its waters. Whereas, Turkey has rejected the claim of Greece as its own.
France also deployed Navy
France has also deployed its navy near the disputed territory to assist Greece against Turkey. Turkey is adamant on pursuing off-shore drilling in the area, while France has made it clear that if Turkey starts any such activity in the disputed area, it will not remain a silent spectator. The root of the dispute is three and a half trillion cubic meters (TCM) of gas in the eastern Mediterranean region, with 2.3 TCM clearly in the Economic Interest Zone of Egypt, Israel and Cyprus.