BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:30 P.M.) – French President Emmanuel Macron, on Thursday, condemned Turkey’s “breach” of the sovereignty of both Greece and Cyprus, stressing the need to punish anyone who violates the eastern Mediterranean sea borders.

Macron said, in a joint press conference with his Cypriot counterpart in front of the Elysee Palace:

“Cyprus can confirm France’s support for it, and Turkey’s breach of the sovereignty of Cyprus, as well as Greece, is condemned, and anyone who violates the eastern Mediterranean sea borders must be punished.”

Macron said that “Russia and Turkey are interfering for their interests in the eastern Mediterranean region, while Europe does little,” calling on Europeans to “think deeply about their Mediterranean policy and take tougher measures.”

Macron pointed out that both “Turkey and Russia are looking to increase their strategic influence in the Mediterranean region, where tensions increase over energy sources,” saying that “these interventions will affect the security of Europe.”

Macron reiterated France’s commitment to a political solution in Libya, condemning the violation of the arms embargo on Libya.

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Rhovac
Rhovac
2020-07-24 08:43

I often heard now about russian wagner merceneries are present in Lybia. Saw a video of convoy as well, where kamaz is followed by a humvee. As russia is officially denieing involvement, i wonder who this white skin soldiers are. Probably eastern block or russian mercenaries hired by turkey? Interessting is, that the video sources not even telling which side they, or the russians should support. This makes quite a lot of sense to me, due to russia would whether be worsen the relation with egypt or turkey, both big customers of their weapon export. In addition, the russians would… Read more »

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-07-25 19:50
Reply to  Rhovac

Wagner sides with Haftar… Yup, being a PMC, Russian govt ain’t implied as well as late US company Blackwater wasn’t US Govt.
By doing a radar lock on a French vessel, Turkey just de-facto declared war on France, which means declaring war on the EU.

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-07-25 19:52
Reply to  Rhovac

EU is way more Russia-friendly than what can be said publicly in order to not upset our large transatlantic ally.

Slavonac
Slavonac
2020-07-25 03:41

Micron is finally throwing a tantrum as no one is listening to him anymore nationally or internationally. Next he will be holding his breath until blue in the face looking for a mommy to finally pay attention. Problem is he has been adopted by a same s*x pair and they don’t respond to such tactics due to no real (deep) emotional relation to this unfortunate child. Perhaps Brigitte will finally allow him back into the bedroom?

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