EU extends sanctions on Turkey

(VOVWORLD) - EU members on Friday extended a sanctions framework against Turkey for another year, until November 12, 2021, allowing visa bans and asset freezes against individuals involved in contested gas exploration in the Mediterranean. 
EU extends sanctions on Turkey - ảnh 1Turkey's surveying vessel Oruc Reis (Photo: AFP/VNA)

The move came amid escalating tension between Greece and Turkey when Turkey deployed surveying vessel Oruc Reis in eastern Mediterranean Sea in August. Turkey halted the vessel’s operation in early October, saying Turkey had not fortified its sovereignty over the region’s natural resources. Oruc Reis’ operation was resumed on October 14.

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