Turkey will protect its energy rights in Mediterranean: Minister

Source:Hurriyet Daily News Date:21Sep2018

Turkey getting hawkish on Cyprus and energy drilling.


Speaking at the 9th Exploration and Production Activity Consultation meeting in Ankara, Turkish Energy and Natural Resources Minister Fatih Dönmez said that Turkey would not allow any parties to breach Turkey’s rights or those of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) based on international law.

Turkey on many occasions has contested the Greek Cypriot administration’s unilateral drilling activity for gas in the Eastern Mediterranean, saying Turkish Cypriots also have rights to the resources around the area.