Turkey says all parties should cooperate in eastern Mediterranean

Greece accused Turkey of undermining security in the region after they sent two drilling ships off Cyprus coast. (File/AFP)
Updated 05 August 2019

Turkey says all parties should cooperate in eastern Mediterranean

  • Turkey sent two drilling ships to explore for gas in waters off Cyprus
  • Turkish FM said they will continue to defend the interests of Turkish Cypriots

ANKARA: Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu called on all parties in the eastern Mediterranean to cooperate with Turkey to solve problems in the area.
Turkey has sent two drilling ships to explore for gas in the waters off the divided island of Cyprus, prompting accusations from Greece that it is undermining security in the region.
Speaking in Ankara, Cavusoglu also said that Turkey will continue to defend the interests of Turkish Cypriots.


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