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Nicosia strongly condemns new attempt for Turkish illegal drilling operations in Cyprus' EEZ and continental shelf
CNA - CYPRUS/Nicosia 04/10/2019 09:12

The government of the Republic of Cyprus has strongly condemned Turkey’s new attempt to illegally conduct drilling operations in the south-west of the island, within Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and continental shelf, calling once more on Turkey to immediately cease all its illegal activities and withdraw all its drilling and seismic vessels and stressing that Illegality no matter how often repeated does not produce law.

An announcement issued on Friday morning by the Presidency of the Republic of Cyprus said that the new planned drilling, this time round in a duly licensed block, constitutes a further severe escalation of Turkey’s continued violations of the sovereign rights of the Republic of Cyprus under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea as well as customary International Law.
Furthermore it noted that in flagrant violation of internationa


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