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EU spokesman condemns planned Turkish drilling

Turkey’s intention to send the Yavuz on further drillings does not help create the environment for dialogue, spokesman for foreign affairs at the European Commission Peter Stano has said after the latest Turkish announcements.

“After the latest announcement from Turkish authorities that the drillship Yavuz will be sent on a new drilling mission, the EU repeats its position regarding the illegal drillings by Turkey in Cyprus’ EEZ”.

He reminded that “certain steps are needed to create an environment that encourages dialogue with good faith. The intention of Turkey to start further drilling and exploration activities in the wider region goes, unfortunately, against that direction”.

“We must respect the international law of the seas, the principle of friendly neighbourly relations and respect the rights of all nations over their marine zones,” he continued. “All the members of the international community must abide by these principles and must refrain from any actions that undermine regional stability and security”.

 

 



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