EU halts sanctions on Turkey oil executives

EU halts sanctions on Turkey oil executives
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  • calendar-gray 18 March 2021

The European Union has frozen plans to blacklist more senior executives at Turkey’s state-owned Turkish Petroleum Corporation (TPAO), four diplomats said, in the clearest sign that a diplomatic offensive by Ankara this year is bearing fruit, APA reports citing Reuters.

EU leaders in December had proposed asset freezes and travel bans over Turkey’s “unauthorised drilling activities” for natural gas in disputed waters in the eastern Mediterranean, although they did not specify individuals.

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