French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian today welcomed a “verbal ceasefire” between Paris and Ankara, but also called for concrete moves by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a series of issues at stake.
“There is a kind of verbal ceasefire. It is already something, but not enough “, said Lentrian, estimating that the bilateral relationship is now” in a recovery phase “.
“A verbal ceasefire does not mean action and we expect action from Turkey on sensitive issues,” especially in Libya and Syria, but also in the eastern Mediterranean and the Cyprus issue, he added. “We will see if President Erdogan has changed in anything more than words, if he has changed in deeds.”