French wings over Cyprus draw Turkish ire (vid)

Flights in the skies of Paphos, Cyprus, were carried out by French Rafale fighter jets over the weekend. The aircraft carried out drills under Nicosia’s permission, flying from the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier offshore Cyprus.

France’s ambassador to Cyprus, Isabelle Dumont , posted videos and photos of the aircraft carrier on her Twitter account. Meanwhile, EU member states are alleged to be close to a political agreement on sanctions on natural persons related to Turkish activity in the Cypriot EEZ, according to philenews.com.

According to the information of the Cyprus media, the political agreement on sanctions is being launched within the next few days. According to the same information, the first legal acts will concern the freezing of assets for two senior business executives, as well as a ban on entry into the EU.