Tensions mounting in Cyprus over offshore drilling plans

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Tensions are mounting between Cyprus and Turkey over Nicosia’s plans to begin oil and gas exploration in the eastern Mediterranean.

Speaking on Thursday, the Turkish Foreign Minister said that Ankara would ‘take measures’ against any “unilateral” exploration conducted by Greek Cypriots. Ankara added that Turkish Cypriots ‘had rights on those reserves.’

Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, who had taken part in the failed Cyprus Conference in Switzerland last week, said the Greek side was ‘insincere’ about reunification talks.

“We cannot remain indifferent to...


Tensions mounting in Cyprus over offshore drilling plans


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