US deeply concerned over Turkey's drilling plans in Cypriot-claimed waters





US deeply concerned over Turkey's drilling plans in Cypriot-claimed waters

06/05/2019

WASHINGTON-- The US late Sunday voiced deep concern over Turkey's plans to begin offshore drilling operations in Cypriot-claimed waters.

State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said in a statement "the United States is deeply concerned by Turkey's announced intentions to begin offshore drilling operations in an area claimed by the Republic of Cyprus as its Exclusive Economic Zone." The statement stressed "this step is highly provocative and risks raising tensions in the region." It urged "Turkish authorities to halt these operations and encourage all parties to act with restraint".


 














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