Turkish navy surrounds Cyprus causing tensions to mount in the east Mediterranean

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The Turkish Navy practically encircled Cyprus on Tuesday with almost 20 vessels, including frigates and submarines, in the area.

The appearance of the vessels coincided with the launch of operations by the Yavuz drillship within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of Cyprus, and at a time when there were no foreign military forces present in the region causing tension to mount.

Friction intensified after Ankara sent its Yavuz drillishiop to an area already licensed by Nicosia to Italian and French energy firms.

Western powers with economic...


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Turkish navy surrounds Cyprus causing tensions to mount in the east Mediterranean


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