Turkey branded ‘pirate state’ by Cyprus
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Cyprus reacted strongly to Turkey’s announcement that it will start a new natural gas drilling off the southern coast of Cyprus, calling Turkey a “pirate state” in a statement issued on Sunday by President Nicos Anastasiades. Turkey “is turning into a pirate state in the eastern Mediterranean,” the statement read, adding that the new drilling “constitutes yet another flagrant violation of the sovereign rights and jurisdiction of the Republic of Cyprus under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, as...
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