Macron urges tough EU stance against Turkish ‘provocations’



PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron urged fellow European leaders Thursday to stand up to the Turkish government and what he called “unacceptable” provocations as Turkey seeks to expand its energy resources and influence in the eastern Mediterranean. Leaders of European Union countries that border the Mediterranean Sea were holding an emergency summit in Corsica amid fears of an open conflict with Turkey stemming from mounting tensions over offshore oil and gas drilling. Turkish leaders have lashed out at France and the EU for siding with Greece and Cyprus in the dispute. “Turkey is no longer a partner in this region,”...

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