French Minister of State for European Affairs Clement Bion called on the European Union to take firm stances towards Turkey.
Reuters quoted Pune as saying that "there must be indications in the near term of the strength of resolve, and we will see if sanctions are imposed."
Union leaders meet in Brussels today for two-day discussions, mainly related to the tension in the eastern Mediterranean and relations with Turkey.
On the 30th of last August, France held the Turkish regime responsible for the current escalation and tension in the eastern Mediterranean as a result of its provocative practices. Last July, France suspended its participation in a NATO / NATO naval operation in the Mediterranean, following its dispute with Turkey after a recent Turkish ship refused. Undergo an inspection by the French Navy in the Mediterranean.