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Tusk warns that Turkish illegal drilling activities will only undermine its good neighbourly relations with the EU
CNA Athanasios Athanasiou - Belgium/Brussels 07/10/2019 22:11


President of the European Council Donald Tusk warned Turkey that its illegal drilling activities will undermine its good neighbourly relations with the EU.

In a social media post, Tusk stated that he is "in permanent contact with President of Cyprus Anastasiades. Turkey`s continued illegal drilling activities only undermine good neighbourly relations between the EU and Turkey. The EU stands united behind Cyprus."

According to a navigational warning issued by Turkey, Turkish drill ship "Yavuz", which has returned to Cyprus’ EEZ, will carry out drilling operations inside block 7, located off the south-western coast of Cyprus. Block 7 has been licensed by the government of Cyprus to France’s Total and Italy’s ENI for drilling operations.
 
"Yavuz”, was anchored off the island’s north-eastern coast on July 8 and operated within the territorial wate

(CNA)

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