Heiko Maas arrives to attend a European Foreign Affairs ministers council in Luxembourg. Reuters
Turkey should refrain from provocation in a gas dispute in the eastern Mediterranean, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Tuesday, adding Germany stood in solidarity with Cyprus and Greece as EU partners.
“Ankara must end the interplay between detente and provocation if the government is interested in talks - as it has repeatedly affirmed,” Maas said in Berlin before his flight to Cyprus and Greece.
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He appealed to Turkey to remain open for talks and called on Ankara not to resume gas exploration in the more controversial sea areas.
A Turkish ship set sail on Monday to carry out seismic surveys in the eastern Mediterranean, prompting Greece to issue a furious new demand for European Union sanctions on Ankara in a row over offshore exploration rights.
Germany coach Joachim Loew bemoaned his side’s inability to hold on to a lead after they conceded a last-gasp equaliser in a thrilling 3-3 friendly draw against Turkey on Wednesday.
The infighting is mostly due to Turkey’s invasion of northern Syria. Macron has complained that Trump pulled US troops out of the region without warning his NATO allies. Turkey saw the move as a greenlight to send its troops in.
Greece and Cyprus pushed for a tougher European Union response to Turkey’s natural gas exploration in contested Mediterranean waters at an EU summit on Friday, after Ankara restarted operations of a survey ship.
Exams are scheduled to start on June 7 and continue until June 16 for students of grade three to grade twelve in public and private schools that follow the Ministry of Education curriculum.
Outside the hospital, two large screens cycled through photos of the bodies, the faces so bloodied and charred that they were hardly recognizable.
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