The Greek government will request the activation of sanctions against Turkey before December during the EU Summit, which starts this afternoon in Brussels.

Athens puts an end to the prospect of resumption of exploratory talks after Turkey’s new provocations, Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis is expected to say to our European partners, but also during the preparatory meeting of the European People’s Party, which will precede.

“The European Council will assess our position on the situation with Turkey”, a European source told reporters, stressing “EU’s solidarity to Greece and Cyprus”.

Referring to the decisions taken at the last Summit, the European source pointed out that “a timetable has been set for December and a methodology has been agreed, in order to deal with the situation”.

After the previous summit, both Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Council President Charles Michel had noted that the EU had a “toolbox” at its disposal, which it would use if the Erdogan government continued its unilateral actions.

In addition, the issue of Covid-19, Brexit and climate change are high on the summit’s agenda.