Second Turkish drillship arrives off Cyprus coast, Nicosia protests

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A second Turkish ship planning to drill for oil and gas off Cyprus arrived off the Mediterranean island’s northeastern coast on Monday, triggering a strong protest from Nicosia of an infringement by Turkey of its sovereign rights.

Last month, European Union leaders warned Turkey to end its gas drilling in waters around the island or face action from the bloc, after Greece and Cyprus pressed other EU states to speak out.

In a move that could further strain ties with Cyprus over exploration rights, Turkish Energy Minister Fatih...


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Second Turkish drillship arrives off Cyprus coast, Nicosia protests


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