12 Oct Turkey And Eu Trade Agreement
Brussels says Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has violated the spirit of trade deals with the EU by calling for a boycott of French products and is now weighing up his possible reactions. Brussels is studying anti-dumping investigations to turn the commercial screw in Ankara, two officials said. Obvious objectives lie in the steel sector, where EU producers have filed complaints, but Brussels could also open investigations into its choice. «Turkey has used migration as a weapon and has now used trade as a weapon. What else needs to be done for us to take action? We should suspend the customs union,» said Anna-Michelle Asimakopoulou, vice-chair of the European Parliament`s Trade Committee for the EPP. «We will not deal with someone who blackmails and boycotts us,» she said.