Cyprus Accuses Turkey of Escalating Tensions as Second Drillship Arrives

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Cyprus on Monday strongly condemned Turkey’s new, illegal drill off the east coast of Cyprus, saying it was an escalation of the ongoing violation of the Republic’s sovereign rights.

In a statement, the presidency said it “strongly condemns” Turkey’s actions, which came two months after Ankara started drilling for natural gas off the island’s west coast.

A second Turkish drillship, Yavuz, which is expected to begin drilling for oil and natural gas near Cyprus this week, arrived off the island’s northeastern coast on Monday, Refinitiv Eikon shipping...


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Cyprus Accuses Turkey of Escalating Tensions as Second Drillship Arrives


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