[Luxembourg 14th Reuters]-The European Union (EU) agreed to hold a Foreign Ministers' Board meeting in Luxembourg on October 14 to restrict arms exports to Turkey. The decision that the country received military operations in northern Syria. However, he avoided taking embargoes throughout the region.
The EU Foreign Minister announced in a statement released after a four-hour discussion that it had agreed to "commit to a strong position as a nation over arms exports to Turkey."
Italy announced its intention to stop exporting weapons to Turkey following Germany and France. Spain also suggested that it was ready to stop arms exports. Netherlands, Finland, Sweden and others have also announced the suspension of weapons exports. Belgium also expressed support for stopping arms exports.
The US administration is expected to be preparing to sanction Turkey as early as this week.
Due to the possibility of sanctions by the United States and Europe, Turkish lira fell 0.8% in the foreign exchange market.
The EU Foreign Ministers also agreed on a policy to formulate economic sanctions over oil and gas drilling in Turkey off Cyprus.