BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders regret Turkey’s decision to send a natural gas exploration ship to contested waters in the Mediterranean, the bloc’s chairman said on Friday, reiterating that the EU would consider its options in December.
“We plan a summit in December. And we have planned, indeed, to tackle again and to assess the situation in the eastern Mediterranean and in Turkey,” European Council President Charles Michel told a news conference after an EU summit in Brussels.
“We deplore the unilateral actions and provocations by Turkey,” Michel said.
Reporting by Marine Strauss, Robin Emmott, Jan Strupczewski
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