French minister: Sanctions against Turkey are on the table
France’s EU affairs minister Amelie de Montchalin said that sanctions against Turkey will be debated next week at the European Union leaders’ meeting.
Foreign Ministers have a scheduled debate on Turkey in Luxembourg on Monday.
Montchalin said that possible EU sanctions against Turkey will be discussed at the meeting on Monday. "Our condemnation is firm, but not just in words. You can imagine that we are not going to stick to words around the table."
Montchalin added that sanctions are "obviously on the table. You can imagine that we are not going to stay powerless in the face of a situation that is totally and absolutely shocking for civilians, shocking for Syrian forces that have been backing the work of the coalition for the past five past years. It’s shocking for the stability of the region."