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Erdogan Warns EU of ‘Blindness’ as Greece Seeks Sanctions

  • Greece wants tough economic measures, arms embargo on Turkey
  • Turkish president says EU must not be used as a ram by Greece
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned the European Union to “get rid of its strategic blindness” as Greece pushed the bloc to target Turkey with tougher sanctions that could unleash a full-blown crisis in the eastern Mediterranean.

The moves mark the latest deterioration in relations between Turkey on the one hand and Greece and Cyprus on the other over Turkish energy exploration in waters claimed by both EU countries. Recent actions by Erdogan in relation to Turkish-occupied northern Cyprus have also fueled tensions.