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FM says Turkey’s strategy to exert control in Eastern Mediterranean puts in high risk the region's peace and security
CNA – Kyriaki Christodoulou - CYPRUS/Nicosia 15/06/2019 16:34

Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides has said that Turkey’s recent escalating illegal actions in Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone and the increased militarization of the area by Turkey, violate international law and Cyprus’ sovereign rights. At the same time, he pointed out, they also constitute an integral part of Turkey’s concerted strategy to exert control in the Eastern Mediterranean, including the energy developments, at the expense of the sovereign rights of other countries in the region, thus putting in high risk the peace, security and stability of our volatile region.
The Minister discussed Turkey’s actions with his counterpart  of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan who is paying Cyprus a visit.


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