Impose sanctions on Turkey: European Parliament urges EU

The European Parliament has appealed to the European Union (EU) to impose sanctions on Turkey. The move came after President Tayyip Erdogan, paid a visit to the breakaway Turkish Cypriot north of Cyprus, earlier this month.

As per the reports, 631 members cast their vote in favour of this while 3 went against the move along with 59 abstentions, as per which, the EU Parliament agreed on a non-binding resolution in support of EU member Cyprus urging leaders to initiate actions and impose stringent sanctions in response to Turkey’s illegal actions. 

The resolution comes ahead of France’s push for EU sanctions on Turkey scheduled for next month after a threat made over a dispute between Ankara and EU members Greece and Cyprus over natural gas rights, which the resolution termed as illegal on Turkey’s part.

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