Macron urged to impose sanctions against violators of the marine space

The President of France Emmanuel macron called for sanctions against those who violate the Maritime space of the European Union in the Eastern Mediterranean.

"I want to Express full solidarity of France with Cyprus, but also Greece on the background of violations of their sovereignty by Turkey. It is unacceptable that the marine space of the participating countries of our Union are violated or compromised. For those who are involved in this, must impose sanctions," - said the French leader, who took the President of Cyprus Nikos Anastasiadis. The broadcast led into the social networks of the Elysee Palace.

Macron also stated that the European Union will be a "big mistake" to leave the security of the region to other countries. He mentioned that Russia and Turkey strengthen the position in the Mediterranean.

"You can count on the help of France ... Europe the firm needs to protect its sovereignty," - said the President of France.

The hydrographic service of Antalya on Tuesday released the international Navtex warning about the seismic research to the South and East of the island of kastellorizo from 21 July to 2 August. In Ankara it was announced that a research ship Oruc Reis will be in the area. There was also a 15 Turkish military vehicles. For this reason the Hellenic armed forces have been alerted across the country.