Cyprus slams Turkey as “pirate state” in drilling dispute

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Cyprus on Sunday accused Turkey of “piracy” after Ankara announced new plans to drill for oil and gas in the divided island’s maritime zone, a move escalating tension despite the threat of EU sanctions.

“Turkey is turning into a pirate state in the Eastern Mediterranean,” said a statement from the Cypriot presidency on Sunday.

It said this new violation was happening against a backdrop where Cyprus joined Greece, Israel and Egypt establish the East Mediterranean Gas Forum in Cairo and the signing of the ambitious EastMed pipeline to Europe in Athens....


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Cyprus slams Turkey as “pirate state” in drilling dispute


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