Cyprus Warns of “Severe Escalation” as Turkish Drillship Violates its Rights

Cyprus on Friday said Turkey’s action in sending a drill ship to the southwest coast of the island and within its exclusive economic zone (EEZ) was a “severe escalation”.

The Yavuz drill ship, escorted by two Turkish frigates, has stopped about 51 nautical miles southwest of Cyprus where Greek Cypriot authorities have already awarded exploration rights to Italian and French companies.

In a strongly-worded statement, the Cypriot presidency accused Turkey of “bullying tactics of an era long gone” and called on Turkey to withdraw its assets from...


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Cyprus Warns of “Severe Escalation” as Turkish Drillship Violates its Rights


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