EU must stand firm against Turkey, says Beaune in France

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FILE PHOTO: Young French Minister for European Affairs Clément Beaune speaks at a press conference to present the government’s economic recovery plan after the Covid-19 pandemic, in Paris, France on September 3, 2020 Ludovic Marin / Pool via REUTERS

PARIS (Reuters) – The European Union must stand firm against Turkey and that could mean possible sanctions, little European Affairs Minister Clément Beaune said on Thursday.

“In the short term, there must be signals of resolution. We will see if there are sanctions, ”he said on the France 2 television channel.

EU leaders are expected to meet in Brussels on Thursday for two days of talks, including on tensions in the eastern Mediterranean and relations with Turkey.

Reporting by Dominique Vidalon; Editing by Clarence Fernandez

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