Cyprus: Turkish ship conducts offshore seismographic surveys

Exploring hydrocarbon reserves within the island's EEZ

22 April, 10:32

    (ANSAmed) - NICOSIA, APRIL 22 - The Turkish research vessel 'Barbaros Hayrettin Pasa' is conducting offshore seismographic surveys west of Paphos, as daily Famagusta Gazette online reports. According to reports, the ship is accompanied by another Turkish vessel. The Cyprus' Foreign Ministry is closely monitoring activities by the vessel which conducted surveys near occupied Karpasia and Famagusta bay between October and December 2013. After Cyprus decided to explore hydrocarbon reserves within its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), Turkey has escalated its provocations with the EU and the international community criticizing Turkey's actions. (ANSAmed).

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