Ankara, Turkey – The first reaction to the remarks, which included threats of sanctions against Turkey at a summit of EU leaders in Brussels, came from the Foreign Ministry. “Many parts of the decisions taken at the summit regarding our country, although they contain some positive elements, are disconnected from the facts,” the ministry said in a statement.

As the two-day summit of EU leaders in Brussels continued, statements about Turkey came after the meeting, which lasted until late last night.

“If Turkey’s unilateral actions are repeated, the EU will use all available tools and options,” European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said, putting forward the sanctions card for Turkey.

EU Council President Charles Michel said that the two weeks after the summit are critical for Turkey. “we have a dual strategy. We want to give political dialogue a chance. On the other hand, we expressed our values and our determination to support Greece and Cyprus,” he said.

There was a reaction from the Foreign Ministry to these statements by two names. In a statement, the ministry said:

Many parts of the decisions about our country taken at the summit, although they contain some positive elements, are disconnected from the facts. The text is an example of how, on the one hand, some EU countries want to improve relations with our country, while on the other hand, the Greek-Greek duo take EU-Turkey relations hostage.

References to the decision to resume exploratory talks are positive. But these negotiations are aimed at solving all problems between Turkey and Greece, not just the limitation of maritime jurisdiction. No reference to the Turkish Cypriots and no mention of fair revenue sharing between the two sides regarding hydrocarbon resources indicate that the EU’s mentality, which ignores the Turkish Cypriots, continues.

It is also not a constructive discourse that the steps taken by our country in the decisions of the summit to defend both its rights and the rights of the Turkish Cypriots are considered illegal and that the rhetoric of sanctions continues to be used. The EU must now understand that it cannot get anywhere with this rhetoric.

By protecting the rights and interests of our country and the TRNC, we welcome the fact that our calls for a solution to the problems in the region through dialogue and diplomacy are partially answered. It is now time for mutual steps to achieve concrete results. In this context, we expect that the steps taken in the decision will be fulfilled, including visa liberalisation.

Turkey maintains its will and determination to advance the EU process and solve problems through negotiations, in a relationship of mutual respect and trust, with a common interest and common future agenda.

The first reaction to the remarks, which included threats of sanctions against Turkey at a summit of EU leaders in Brussels, came from the Foreign Ministry. “Many parts of the decisions taken at the summit regarding our country, although they contain some positive elements, are disconnected from the facts,” the ministry said in a statement.

As the two-day summit of EU leaders in Brussels continued, statements about Turkey came after the meeting, which lasted until late last night.

“If Turkey’s unilateral actions are repeated, the EU will use all available tools and options,” European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said, putting forward the sanctions card for Turkey.

EU Council President Charles Michel said that the two weeks after the summit are critical for Turkey. “we have a dual strategy. We want to give political dialogue a chance. On the other hand, we expressed our values and our determination to support Greece and Cyprus,” he said.

There was a reaction from the State Department to these statements by two names. In a statement, the ministry said::

Many parts of the decisions about our country taken at the summit, although they contain some positive elements, are disconnected from the facts. The text is an example of how, on the one hand, some EU countries want to improve relations with our country, while on the other hand, the Greek-Greek duo take EU-Turkey relations hostage.

References to the decision to resume exploratory talks are positive. But these negotiations are aimed at solving all problems between Turkey and Greece, not just the limitation of maritime jurisdiction. No reference to the Turkish Cypriots and no mention of fair revenue sharing between the two sides regarding hydrocarbon resources indicate that the EU’s mentality, which ignores the Turkish Cypriots, continues.

It is also not a constructive discourse that the steps taken by our country in the decisions of the summit to defend both its rights and the rights of the Turkish Cypriots are considered illegal and that the rhetoric of sanctions continues to be used. The EU must now understand that it cannot get anywhere with this rhetoric.

By protecting the rights and interests of our country and the TRNC, we welcome the fact that our calls for a solution to the problems in the region through dialogue and diplomacy are partially answered. It is now time for mutual steps to achieve concrete results. In this context, we expect that the steps taken in the decision will be fulfilled, including visa liberalisation.

Turkey maintains its will and determination to advance the EU process and solve problems through negotiations, in a relationship of mutual respect and trust, with a common interest and common future agenda.