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8/16, 7:29 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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EU urges Turkey to halt drilling in Eastern Mediterranean

European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell (pictured) urged Turkey on Sunday to terminate oil and gas drilling in the Eastern Mediterranean "immediately," calling for Ankara to "engage fully and in good faith in a broad dialogue with the European Union."

"This action runs counter and undermines efforts to resume dialogue and negotiations, and to pursue immediate de-escalation, which is the only path towards stability and lasting solutions," Borrell said in a statement.

On Saturday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stressed that his country has no intention of ending the drillings, underscoring that Turkey "will not back down against the language of sanctions and threats."

Breaking the News / GA