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Erdogan urges dialogue with EU, says Turkey’s future in Europe

Istanbul: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday called on the European Union for dialogue, warning the bloc not to become a tool for enmity during escalating tensions over the eastern Mediterranean. Turkey’s deployment of a vessel to search for gas in waters claimed by Greece set off a fierce war of words with EU member states, who early this month extended sanctions against Ankara for another year. The measures included allowing visa bans and asset freezes against individuals involved in contested gas exploration in the Mediterranean. “We expect the EU to keep its promises, not to discriminate us or at least not to become a tool to open enmities targeting our country,” Erdogan said (AFP)

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