Turkey responded to threats of sanctions by France
Ankara condemns Paris for threatening to impose sanctions against it, the statement of the President of France Emmanuel Makron are not important for Turkey, said the spokesperson of the Turkish foreign Ministry Hami Aksoy.
Previously, the macron has called for sanctions against those countries that violate the Maritime space of the European Union in the Eastern Mediterranean, and expressed full solidarity with Cyprus and Greece and blaming Turkey for the violation of their sovereignty. He also called for sanctions against the powers involved in the conflict in Libya because such measures, in his opinion, will help to achieve resolution of the situation.
"France loses its neutrality and the chance to contribute to stability with every statement and every wrong step in the context of the events in the Eastern Mediterranean. The statement of the President of Macron doesn't matter for our country. To threaten Turkey with sanctions language nobody has the right," said Aksoy, adding that the threat of "no effect".
According to him, France was not able to obtain any benefit from this policy and will not be able to get it in the future. Aksoy also urged Paris to "stop supporting "the coup in Libya, the terrorists in Syria and those who act on the principle of "I am the only owner of this place" in the Eastern Mediterranean".
Earlier, the armed forces of Greece were put on alert across the country after 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. Greece claims that the area is in its exclusive economic zone. Turkey has called the claims of Greece unfounded.
In Libya, the confrontation between the national consensus Government (NTC) Fayeza Zarraga, which controls Tripoli and areas to the West of the country, and the Libyan national army (LNA) under the command of Marshal Khalifa Haftorah, which cooperates with sitting on the East by the Parliament. The NTC supports Turkey, and LNA - Egypt.