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EP mini session to discuss Turkey’s EEZ violations

The Conference of Presidents of the European Parliament in Strasbourg has decided  to discuss the illegal actions of Turkey in Cyprus` Exclusive Economic Zone during the mini session of the European Parliament to be held in Brussels, November 12-13.

According to CNA sources, the issue will be included in the agenda of the mini session plenary, which is no different from the monthly plenary held in Strasbourg, under the title “Turkish actions creating tensions in the exclusive economic zone of the Republic of Cyprus”.
Turkish seismic exploration vessel `Barbaros Hayreddin Pasa` entered Cyprus` Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) on Monday. The move comes a few days after Turkey issued a maritime order, or NAVTEX, for the area. This prompted President Nicos Anastasiades to suspend his participation in the UN-backed negotiations.

The National Council on Tuesday adopted a package of eight measures with immediate effect in response to the continuing violation of the sovereign rights of the Republic of Cyprus in its EEZ by Turkey.
Among others, the Republic of Cyprus will not consent to the opening of any new chapter in Turkey’s accession process and will conduct a study of the possibility of recourse to the Security Council of the United Nations. Anastasiades will denounce Turkey to the European Council, which convenes on Thursday.


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