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US expresses concern over Turkish drilling

The Turkish drillship Fatih

The US has expressed concern over the recent statement by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu that drilling haD started in Cyprus’ EEZ.

In an interview with Anadolu on Friday, Cavusoglu said that its vessel Fatih had started its drilling in an area approximately 36.6 nautical miles off the coast of Paphos and inside the Cypriot EEZ.

A State Department spokesperson asked by hellasjournal.com said: “As the spokesperson said in a May 6 statement, the United States is deeply concerned by Turkey’s announced intentions to begin offshore drilling operations in an area claimed by the Republic of Cyprus as its Exclusive Economic Zone”.

This step, the spokesperson added, “is highly provocative and risks raising tensions in the region.”



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