Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades said they are awaiting EU sanctions on Turkey.

According to his interview Kathimerini, the next few days will be crucial in terms of the initiatives and concrete actions taken by the EU and the US on Turkey to prevent a possible crisis.

As Anastasiades noted, he opts for diplomacy, the weapons of international law, and the country’s status as an EU member-state rather than the risk of a “disastrous scenario.”

According to him, the EU, "cannot remain indifferent to the actions of a country that is a candidate for membership and that are detrimental to two member-states."

The President also attributed Turkey’s role in Libya to the inability of the EU to express a decisive policy in that crisis.