Bloomberg: EU may freeze customs union talks with Turkey over illegal drilling activities in Cyprus’ EEZ

 

The European Union is set to threaten Turkey with retaliation over its drilling activities in the Eastern Mediterranean, adding to signs of deteriorating relations between Ankara and Brussels.

EU governments will vow to freeze negotiations over the modernization of the customs union between the bloc and Turkey, while reiterating that accession negotiations have come to a standstill, according to a draft communique seen by Bloomberg. They will also signal that further escalation is possible, as the EU “stands ready to respond appropriately...


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Bloomberg: EU may freeze customs union talks with Turkey over illegal drilling activities in Cyprus’ EEZ


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