Israel’s Foreign Minister says Cyprus’ right to explore for oil and gas off its shores must be respected by all countries, including Turkey.
Turkey’s National Security Council said the country will keep its presence of warships and a research vessel in Cypriot sovereign waters.
The European Union’s expression of “serious concern” that Turkish warships and a research vessel invaded Cypriot waters is good enough for Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades and Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, although the ships remain in violation of international law.
With Turkey stepping up its violations of Cypriot waters, sending in a research vessel to look for energy where Cyprus has already licensed drilling to international companies, European Union leaders meeting here are expected to pressure Anakara to back off.
Cyprus will oppose Turkey’s bid to join the EU in response to a Turkish gas search in waters where Cyprus licensed companies to drill.
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Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Russian President Vladimir Putin met late here on Oct. 16 on the sidelines of the ASEM Summit.
Greece is staying out of the battle between Cyprus and Turkey over energy rights off the island that led to a breakdown in unity talks there.
The UN’s new envoy wants Cyprus and Turkey to ratchet down the tension over oil and gas rights exploration off the island.
Cyprus suspended talks on reunification after Turkey said it would search for oil and gas where Cyprus has licensed companies to drill.