Turkey will proceed exploring for oil and fuel within the jap Mediterranean waters round disputed Cyprus, and “No mission might be realised if Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus will not be concerned,” President Recept Erdogan mentioned, as quoted by Cypriot media.
“We’ll proceed to defend the rights of Turkish Cypriots with the identical dedication,” Erdogan mentioned following a gathering with the pinnacle of the Cypriot Turks.
Turkey, which acknowledges the northern Turkish Cypriot authorities and doesn’t have diplomatic relations with the internationally acknowledged authorities of EU member Cyprus, claims that a part of the Cyprus offshore space is beneath the jurisdiction of Turkish Cypriots or Turkey, and they’re entitled to a part of the potential oil and fuel sources within the space. Turkey doesn’t acknowledge the agreements that Cyprus has signed with different international locations within the Mediterranean over the unique maritime zones both.
Final month, tensions between Turkey and Greece relating to the Cyprus drilling rights spiked once more when Greece’s newly elected…