Sanctions Profile: Turkey

At a glance

The EU adopted a new sanctions regime in November 2019 in response to Turkey’s oil and gas drilling activities in the Eastern Mediterranean sea.

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US Senate committee approves Turkey sanctions bill for Syria offensive & Russian S-400 purchase

A US Senate committee has approved the “Promoting American National Security and Preventing the Resurgence of ISIS Act”, which would impose increased sanctions in response to the recent Turkish operations in Syria, which is said to have “destabilised the region” and “jeopardised the US strategy to defeat ISIS in Syria”. The measures include: Asset freezing […]


EU sanctions regime in response to Turkey’s drilling in Eastern Mediterranean

Following the EU Council’s conclusions last month (see post) in relation to Turkey’s oil and gas drilling activities off the coast of Cyprus, the EU has announced a framework to impose targeted sanctions against Turkey. The sanctions will comprise an EU-wide travel ban for people, an asset freeze for entities, and a prohibition on making […]


Current Sanctions


Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/1894

Council Regulation (EU) 2019/1890