Sanctions

United States Sanctions Turkey Over S-400 Missile Purchase

The United States is finally sanctioning Turkey over the fellow NATO country's purchase of the S-400 missile system from Russia in 2019, according to a statement released by the US State Department on Monday afternoon. In the document, Secretary of...

Europe Shies Away from Tough Action Against Turkey

European Union leaders meeting in Brussels on Thursday decided to impose a limited list of sanctions against Turkish individuals and companies associated with Ankara's illegal drillings in the  eastern Mediterranean, but failed to agree on tough sanctions, as had...

Greek PM Mitsotakis: EU’s Credibility at Stake on Turkey

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said that the credibility of the European Union is at stake, depending on how they choose to react to the ongoing provocations from Turkey, as he arrived at the December meeting of the European...

Will EU Leaders Endorse Greece's Request to Impose Sanctions on Turkey?

European Union leaders are set to make a final decision on whether to impose sanctions on Turkey over Ankara's provocations against Greece and Cyprus in the Eastern Mediterranean during a summit on December 10. Greece has put all possible diplomatic...

US Defense Bill Orders Sanctions on Turkey Over Russian S-400s

The House and Senate Armed Services Committees reached consensus on the annual defense policy bill unveiled Thursday which, among other things, gives a mandate to the U.S. President to sanction Turkey for its acquisition of the Russian S-400 air...

Athens Pushes for Sanctions on Turkey at EU Summit

Greece has put all possible diplomatic gears in motion in pushing for sanctions on Turkey at the upcoming European Union Summit on December 10, counting on the support of France. Although Ankara has ceased all its provocative acts against Greece by...

Greece Slams Germany for Not Agreeing to Tough Sanctions Against Turkey

Germany is not standing up to its leadership role in the European Union when it rejects Athens' call for an arms embargo to be imposed on Turkey, Greek Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Dendias said in an interview with Politico...

US Senators Call for Sanctions on Turkey After Russian S-400 Test

The top majority and minority leaders of the US Senate's Foreign Relations Committee have called on the Trump administration to impose sanctions on Turkey following the country's testing Friday of its Russian-built S-400 air defense system. https://twitter.com/e_amyna/status/1317058481309048832 Committee Chairman Jim Risch...

EU Leaders Give Turkey a Slap on the Wrist

The Greek government hailed the outcome of Thursday's EU Summit as positive for Greece and Cyprus in regards to Turkey's aggressive moves in the Eastern Mediterranean. Indeed, the EU warned Turkey that sanctions will be imposed unless Ankara stops...

Cyprus Under Fire for Vetoing EU Sanctions on Belarus

Cyprus blocked the proposed EU sanctions against Belarus on Monday, citing the bloc's inaction over Turkish aggression in the Eastern Mediterranean. The sanctions were being considered in response to the election that saw Lukashenko --considered the last European dictator --...