French and German foreign ministers: We have to address Turkey’s problematic behavior in eastern Mediterranean
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yven Le Drian and his German counterpart Heiko Maas has said that both countries will need to address Turkey's "problematic behavior" in the eastern Mediterranean and beyond.
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yven Le Drian and his German counterpart Heiko Maas have penned an opinion piece for the Washington Post, analyzing Joe Biden's victory in the U.S. presidential elections.
In the piece titled "Joe Biden can make transatlantic unity possible," the ministers stressed the need to reengage with the U.S. as the Europeans.
We, as Europeans, want to reengage the United States on a joint approach to ensure the exclusively peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear program and to deal with the other challenges Iran poses to our security and the region," they said, before turning to Ankara's actions.
"We will have to address Turkey’s problematic behavior in the eastern Mediterranean and beyond. And we must work together to fight terrorism and radicalization that threaten our security and our societies on both sides of the Atlantic," they said.
Turkey's relationship with the European Union, especially France, has been problematic over various issues, including the French President Emmanuel Macron's remarks on Islam and Ankara's actions in the eastern Mediterranean.