Cyprus Denounces Turkey as a Pirate State Over Illegal Drilling

Cyprus called Turkey a ”pirate state” on Sunday after Ankara announced that the Turkish research vessel ”Yavuz” will soon conduct a new series of hydrocarbon research and drillings south of the island.

The spokesman of the Foreign Ministry of Turkey Hami Aksoy announced that the Turkish vessel arrived at the broader area south of Cyprus, where it will conduct its third attempt to drill in an area that’s already licensed to energy companies Eni of Italy and Total of France.

This would be Turkey’s fourth such drilling effort since last July when it dispatched a pair or warship-escorted drill...


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Cyprus Denounces Turkey as a Pirate State Over Illegal Drilling


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