Defying Turkish Threats, Cyprus Plans Full Speed Ahead Energy Drilling

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Ignoring Turkey’s warnings to stop, Cyprus’ government is planning repeated rounds of drilling for oil and gas in its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) where foreign companies are licensed to work.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has sent two research vessels and a warship into the area and said his country will also proceed, setting up fears of a conflict, with the European Union and the United States backing Cyprus.

The island has been divided since Turkey unlawfully invaded in 1974 and occupied the northern third. With energy a game-changer,...


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Defying Turkish Threats, Cyprus Plans Full Speed Ahead Energy Drilling


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