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Paris hints at new sanctions against Ankara after banning Turkish 'Grey Wolves'

France is considering new sanctions against Turkey over President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's “declarations of violence” as tensions wind further between the NATO allies.
An employee cleans an outside wall of the National Armenian Memorial Centre in Decines-Charpieu, near Lyon, on November 1, 2020 where pro-Turkish yellow letters graffiti tags have been painted overnight. - Inscriptions read "RTE" which can refers to Turkish Prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and "Grey Wolf" (Loup Gris), the name of an ultra-nationalist movement in Turkey. A nearby memorial for the Armenian genocide have also been tagged with the words "Fuck Armenia". (Photo by JEFF PACHOUD / AFP) (Photo by

France hinted Thursday at new sanctions against Turkey over what it called “declarations of violence” by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in an escalating row between the two NATO allies over Islam, the Eastern Mediterranean, Syria, Libya and more recently the South Caucasus. 

“There are now declarations of violence, even hatred, which are regularly posted by President Erdogan which are unacceptable,” France’s Foreign Minister Yves le Drian told Europe 1 radio in an interview. “It is not only France that is targeted, there is total Europe-wide solidarity on the subject — we want Turkey to renounce this logic,” he said. 

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