EU Expresses Grave Concern About Turkeys Drilling In Cyprus Eez

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US urges Turkey against drilling operations off CyprusANKARA Anadolu AgencyThe U. The United States is deeply concerned by Turkeys announced intentions to begin offshore drilling operations in an area claimed by the Republic of Cyprus as its Exclusive Economic Zone spokesperson for the U. Department State said in a statement on May 5. This step is highly provocative and risks raising tensions in the region Ortagus added. We urge Turkish authorities to halt these operations and encourage all parties to act with restraint it said. The European Union has expressed its grave concern about the upcoming drilling to be conducted by Turkey in the Exclusive Economic Zone of Cyprus. Turkey does not recognize the government in Nicosia or its agreements regarding EEZ. The United States and European Union have expressed deep concern over Turkeys plans for offshore drilling operations in an area claimed by Cyprus as its exclusive economic zone adding to tensions between Ankara and its Western allies. The statements at the weekend came after Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said we are starting drilling in the region. The United States is deeply concerned by Turkeys announced intentions to begin offshore drilling operations in an area claimed by the Republic of Cyprus as its Exclusive Economic Zone State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said on Sunday

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