Turkey has denounced the action of German marines when they searched a Turkish cargo ship in the Mediterranean as part of the European Union's so called ''Irini mission'' attempting to stop weapons shipments to conflict-torn Libya.
The European Union showed a united front by imposing sanctions on several Belarusian authorities. The achievement of the European Union leaders has been commended.
Greece looks for EU support this week in tough upcoming talks with Turkey over maritime borders and energy exploration after securing a diplomatic boost from the visiting US secretary of state
Macron has spoken out resolutely against Turkey's activities in the Eastern Mediterranean. Therefore, he called for an informal summit of the southern EU countries on Thursday.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas is emphasizing the importance of collective work and effort of all EU member states in order to reach progress not only in the European Union but also in the continent as a whole.
Turkey's push into the Mediterranean featuring gas drilling, tough rhetoric and warships is rooted in a vision of a "Blue Homeland" that targets waters claimed by EU neighbours