U.S. and EU concerned by Turkey’s plans to drill off Cyprus

Source:Reuters Date:06May2019

Well, each new day brings a new trouble for Turkey

“The United States is deeply concerned by Turkey’s announced intentions to begin offshore drilling operations in an area claimed by the Republic of Cyprus as its Exclusive Economic Zone,” State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said on Sunday.

“This step is highly provocative and risks raising tensions in the region. We urge Turkish authorities to halt these operations and encourage all parties to act with restraint.”


And, here is the Turkish retort:  US statement on Cyprus drilling ‘disconnected from facts,’ Turkey says