Cyprus–Turkey maritime zones dispute

Tusk: 'Illegal' Turkish drilling undermines neighborly relations

Turkey's continued "illegal drilling activities only undermine good neighborly relations" between the EU and Turkey, European Council President Donald Tusk said on Monday evening, after Ankara announced its intention to drill for gas in waters where Cyprus has licensed European energy companies to conduct a hydrocarbons search.

Tusk: 'Illegal' Turkish drilling undermine neighborly relations

Turkey's continued "illegal drilling activities only undermine good neighborly relations" between the EU and Turkey, European Council President Donald Tusk said on Monday evening, after Ankara announced its intention to drill for gas in waters where Cyprus has licensed European energy companies to conduct a hydrocarbons search.

Turkey must stop illegal drilling before Cyprus talks say Anastasiades, Mitsotakis

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on his first trip abroad as PM held talks today with Cyprus' President Nicos Anastasiades and the two leaders confirmed that they will pursue Cyprus settlement talks on the condition that Ankara ceases its illegal drilling in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the Republic of Cyprus.

Turkey Will not Give up on Drilling Near Cyprus, Despite EU Sanctions

European sanctions will not make Turkey to give up on drilling near Cyprus, the Turkish foreign ministry said. Ankara responded to yesterday's decision by EU foreign ministers to take measures against Turkey for its gas drilling in the waters of the exclusive economic zone of Cyprus.

EU comes down hard on Turkey over illegal drilling in Cyprus’ EEZ

The European Union's Foreign Affairs Council has approved measures against Turkey in response to its plans for illegal hydrocarbons drilling in the Exclusive Economic Zone of the Republic of Cyprus, confirming the 12 July decision of the Council's Permanent Representatives and the conclusions of the 20 June EU summit.

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