US urges Turkey to halt drilling off Cyprus

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US urges Turkey to halt drilling off Cyprus
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The US State Department is “deeply concerned” over Turkey’s drilling operations in the waters off Cyprus and wants Ankara to stop them.

“The United States remains deeply concerned by reports of Turkey’s drilling operations in the waters off Cyprus, including plans to dispatch the Yavuz south of Limassol,” a State Department spokesperson said.

“This provocative step raises tensions in the region.  We urge Turkish authorities to halt these operations,” he added.

He said US policy on Cyprus’s EEZ is “longstanding and has not changed: The United States recognizes the right of the Republic...


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US urges Turkey to halt drilling off Cyprus


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