France is alluding to new sanctions against Turkey. This is what French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said in an interview with radio station Europe 1.
The minister did not comment on what the possible sanctions against Ankara should look like.
The relationship between France and Turkey has been tense for some time. French President Emmanuel Macron’s recent announcement to take stricter action against extreme Islamic organizations after recent attacks fell badly in Ankara.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called for a boycott of French products because he accuses Macron of an anti-Islam attitude. According to Le Drian, Erdogan has been guilty of “unacceptable statements of violence” and of using hateful language.
On Wednesday, France decided to ban the ultra-nationalist Turkish group Gray Wolves. Erdogan labelled the ban as “provocation”, and his State Department warned that there would be a “toughest” response.