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Kasoulides hopes Turkey will take a leaf out of Israel and Lebanon’s book over EEZ demarcation with Cyprus

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Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides

Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides expressed the hope that Turkey will proceed with the demarcation of its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) with Cyprus, in a similar way in which the maritime dispute between Israel and Lebanon was settled, Cybc reported.

Kasoulides made the statement during his address a the meeting of foreign ministers in Luxembourg.

Kasoulides referred to the recent actions of Turkey, which has intensified its efforts to upgrade the occupied territories in the north to the Organisation of Turkic States and at the same time is putting pressure on Cyprus’ partners in the European Union to open offices in the north.

The foreign minister also expressed his full support to the Greek government regarding the illegal Turkish-Libyan memorandum.

The “27” Foreign Ministers also discussed the latest developments in Ukraine and the coordinated reaction of the Union.

Kasoulides also met with Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias on the sidelines of the summit and discussed the new challenges in the Eastern Mediterranean.

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