Sen. Robert Menendez Knocks Turkey’s Recent Agressive Cyprus Moves

WASHINGTON -Senator Robert Menendez, outgoing Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee expressed his concern over Turkey’s incursion into the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of Cyprus.

Addressing the full Senate, Menendez said that “global and regional dynamics have made the reunification of Cyprus a priority – driven, in part, by Cyprus’ newly found energy resources…The natural resources that have been discovered this year in the Eastern Mediterranean offer both Greek and Turkish Cypriots alike a powerful incentive to reach an agreement – and if an agreement could be reached, Cyprus could play a pivotal role in regional energy security.”