Turkey rejects EU decisions regarding its Syria operation, east Mediterranean drilling

Turkish soldiers are transported in armoured personnel carriers through the town of Tukhar, north of Syria's northern city of Manbij, on Oct 14, 2019, as Turkey and it's allies continues their assault on Kurdish-held border towns in northeastern Syri
Turkish soldiers are transported in armoured personnel carriers through the town of Tukhar, north of Syria's northern city of Manbij, on Oct 14, 2019, as Turkey and it's allies continues their assault on Kurdish-held border towns in northeastern Syria. PHOTO: AFP

ISTANBUL (REUTERS) - Turkey's Foreign Ministry said on Monday (Oct 14) that it rejected and condemned decisions taken by the European Union to suspend arms exports to Turkey following Ankara's north-east Syria incursion and drilling activities in the eastern Mediterranean.

European Union countries committed on Monday to suspending arms exports to Turkey and agreed to draw up a list of economic sanctions against Turkish oil and gas drilling in waters off Cyprus.

Ankara will seriously examine its cooperation with the EU on certain areas due to its "unlawful and biased" attitude, the foreign ministry said.