Greek PM Seeks US Help To Stop Turkey Drilling In Cyprus

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ATHENS Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis urged the United States on Saturday to use its influence to defuse tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean where Cyprus and Turkey are locked in a dispute over offshore rights. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that Turkish moves south of the island in recent days were a flagrant violation of Cyprus sovereign rights. The United States have a particular interest in the Eastern Mediterranean region. Cyprus is only asking for the self evident who is visiting Greece on the last leg of a trip to southern Europe. Responding to Mitsotakis Pompeo did not refer to Cyprus. Mitsotakis told visiting US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that Turkish moves south of the island in recent days were a flagrant violation of Cyprus sovereign rights. Tensions between Cyprus and Turkey over offshore drilling have intensified after Ankara sent a drilling ship to an area already licensed by Nicosia to Italian and French energy companies. The United States have a particular interest in the Eastern Mediterranean region. Responding to Mitsotakis Pompeo did not refer to Cyprus. No country can hold Europe hostage Pompeo told a press briefing

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