Josep Borrell, the EU's foreign policy chief, on Tuesday urged Turkey to respect the sovereignty of Greece and Cyprus.
Asked about Turkish plans to begin hydrocarbon exploration near Greek islands, Borrell said said the EU was monitoring developments while being "in close contact" with Athens and Nicosia.
The Republic of Cyprus raised 1.75 billion euros on the bond markets on Tuesday, with the government feeling satisfied with the process.
"I wish to express my satisfaction with the completion of the issue of two bonds, a seven-year one of 1.25 billion euros and a 30-year one of 0.5 billion euros," the island's Finance Minister Constantinos Petrides said.
The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) confirmed on April 7 the third death in the country due to the novel coronavirus.
A 74-year-old TRNC citizen succumbed to the virus in Nicosia, the Health Ministry said in a statement.
The patient suffered from hypertension, ischemic heart disease, and diabetes.