Cyprus: Greece says Turkey violating international law again

Surprised by block on Cyprus drilling platform, says ENI CEO

12 February, 23:02

    ENI CEO Claudio Descalzi speaking at Egyps conference in Cairo ENI CEO Claudio Descalzi speaking at Egyps conference in Cairo

    ROME - The Greek foreign ministry on Monday said in a statement that ''Turkey is continuing to challenge international law by flagrantly violating the sovereign rights of Cyprus in the eastern Mediterranean'', referring to ''Turkey's illegal actions in the ZEE of Cyprus''.
    Turkish warships on Saturday prevented a rig of Italian energy giant ENI from reaching an area off Cyprus to begin searching for gas.
    ''We ask Turkey not to take further action and to respect obligations under international law'', the statement also said, adding that ''Turkey's provocative behavior'' is incoherent with the behavior of a country applying for EU membership.
    Athens applauded instead the moderate stance taken by Cyprus, saying the country ''reaffirmed its role as a pillar of stability in the eastern Mediterranean''.

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