February 14, 2018 / 12:23 PM / 6 months ago

EU's Juncker criticises Turkey over ship incident

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Wednesday he was “strictly against the behaviour of Turkey” around a naval incident in the Mediterranean.

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker addresses a news conference at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium February 14, 2018. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Cyprus - an EU member states - on Sunday accused the Turkish military of obstructing a ship contracted by Italian oil company Eni from approaching an area to explore for natural gas in the eastern Mediterranean.

In reaction, the EU told Turkey to avoid threats against the bloc’s members and strive for good neighbourly relations.

Reporting by Robert-Jan Bartunek, Editing by Gabriela Baczynska

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