Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
The EU at its June 20-21 summit called on the European Commission and the competent EEAS service to table "without delay" proposed sanctions against Turkey over its illegal drilling for hydrocarbons in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of member-state Cyprus.
It also issued re-issued a warning about Ankara's illegal activity in the Aegean.
Turkey is standing firm against US opposition and expects to take delivery of Russia's S-400 missile defense systems next month, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday.
Speaking to a group of foreign journalists, Erdogan reiterated that the deal with Russia was sealed and there would be no turning back despite vociferous US opposition.