Cyprus Demand for Turkish Sanctions Pushes Aside Greece at EU Meeting
Cyprus was expected at an Oct. 1-2 meeting between European Union and Turkish officials to again block proposed sanctions over Belarus' alleged rigged Presidential elections unless penalties are imposed for Turkey drilling for energy in Cypriot waters. Greece's demand for sanctions had been expected to dominate the meeting but that seemed unlikely after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan withdrew an energy research vessel and warships from around the Greek island of Kastellorizo to give diplomacy a chance. With Greek and Turkish officials set to meet at some point in Ankara – not Athens – the EU was eager to give those talks a chance while saying that “all...
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