Cyprus–Turkey maritime zones dispute
Turkey on Oct. 4 blasted Greek Cyprus' unilateral action on hydrocarbon exploration in the Eastern Mediterranean.
The Turkish Agriculture and Forestry Ministry has warned fishers in the Aegean region not to enter the territorial waters of Greece.
Turkey will not allow any unilateral hydrocarbon drilling or exploration in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, Turkey's Energy Minister said on Sept. 20.
A new government bill has been submitted to be signed by the Council of Ministers, proposing animals in Turkey "are not property," in a landmark change of perspective in Turkish law.
Following repeated threats by Turkey to begin explorations for hydrocarbons in Cyprus's exclusive economic zone (EEZ), a spokesman for the illegal Turkish-Cypriot entity in northern Cyprus upped the ante with Nicosia further on Monday, saying that the island's natural resources must be shared between the Greek- and Turkish-Cypriot communities.