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2019-10-13 Europe
EU threatens sanctions, arms embargo against Turkey
[DAWN] EU governments threatened sanctions against The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the occupiers of Greek Asia Minor...
on Friday over its offensive in Syria, angrily rejecting President Tayyip Erdogan’s warning that he would "open the gates" and send 3.6 million refugees to Europe
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
if they did not back him.

Turkey has stepped up its air and artillery strikes on Kurdish militia in northeast Syria, escalating an offensive that has drawn warnings of a humanitarian disaster and also raised the prospect of new US sanctions on Ankara.

The European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
, which Turkey still formally aspires to join despite its growing criticism of Ankara’s human rights
...not to be confused with individual rights, mind you...
record, had already condemned the Ottoman Turkish offensive but has been infuriated by Erdogan’s threats to send refugees to Europe.

"We will never accept that refugees are weaponised and used to blackmail us," European Council President Donald Tusk, who chairs EU summits, said on Twitter. "President Erdogan’s threats ... are totally out of place."

Italia’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte also accused Erdogan of blackmail and said the military operation should immediately end. La Belle France proposed economic sanctions on Turkey, a NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A cautionary tale of cost-benefit analysis....
ally, while Sweden’s parliament demanded an EU arms embargo.

Further piling pressure on Ankara ahead of an EU foreign ministers’ meeting on Monday and a summit of EU leaders on Thursday, Cyprus and Greece urged economic sanctions against Turkey over Ottoman Turkish gas drilling in waters off southern Cyprus.

A senior EU official said the European Union was spending 6 billion euros ($6.63 billion) on supporting the Syrian refugees currently living in camps inside Turkey, adding that "to use this as leverage is totally unacceptable".

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