Greece has asked the European Commission to consider suspending the customs union agreement with Turkey due to Ankara’s “continued provocations.”
Citing diplomatic sources, state-run news agency amna reported on Tuesday morning that for this purpose Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias has sent a letter to European Commissioner for Enlargement, Oliver Varhelyi
In his letter, Dendias asked Varhelyi to examine the possibility of fully suspending customs union with Turkey.
Dendias stressed that Turkey continues to unilaterally violate the EU-Turkey customs union by adopting tariffs, legislative and equivalent measures not foreseen under the agreement.
In this context, he called on the European Commission to immediately consider the adoption of further measures.
He also stressed that as a message of disapproval for Turkey’s ongoing delinquent behaviour against the European Union, the possibility of a complete suspension of the EU-Turkey customs union should be considered.