Cyprus to Launch Hague Court Case Over Turkey’s Gas Drilling

file- In this Tuesday, July 9, 2019 photo, a helicopter flies near Turkey's drilling ship, 'Fatih' dispatched towards the eastern Mediterranean, near Cyprus. (Turkish Defence Ministry via AP, Pool)

NICOSIA — The president of Cyprus says authorities are launching legal action at the International Court of Justice in the Hague against Turkey’s exploratory gas drilling inside Cypriot waters.

President Nicos Anastasiades said Thursday this is part of his government’s pledge to use “all legal means” at its disposal to defend the sovereign rights of ethnically divided Cyprus.

He said Turkey has been notified of the legal action through its embassy in the Greek capital, adding that difficulties may crop up.

Turkey, which doesn’t recognize Cyprus as a state, has been drilling in waters where Cyprus has exclusive economic rights since July.

Ankara claims almost half of Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone and says it’s acting to defend its rights and those of breakaway Turkish Cypriots to the area’s energy reserves.

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  1. Stop calling evil turks “Cypriots”.

    There is no “breakaway” but an INVASION, OCCUPATION, ETHNIC CLEANSING, REPLACEMENT MIGRATION and yet another evil turk violation of Greek people.

    Put sanctions on them to destroy their economy and DROP A HUGE NUCLEAR BOMB on the cunts. Greeks take back Anatolia and the stolen lands of Cyprus and turks can burn in hell. What an ugly species of parasite turks are. Ugly, disgusting, pure evil, worthless. Everything they have done to Greek people, Armenians etc need doing to turks.

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