Actions to contain Turkey’s unprecedented behavior are ongoing, Cyprus President says

Nicosia continues with its diplomatic and legal actions in order to contain Turkey’s unprecedented behavior, Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades said on Monday.

The President was asked to comment on Turkey’s recent unlawful actions in Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone (EEZ), before attending an event, this afternoon in Nicosia. An announcement by the Presidency of the Republic says that the President replied that unfortunately, they [the Turks] continue to violate international law and of course, we continue with our efforts, through diplomatic and legal actions, in order to be able to contain this unprecedented behaviour.

Asked if tougher EU measures are required against Turkey, the President of Cyprus said that he did not wish to create false hopes or convey a sense that Europe is ready to undertake such measures, at least for the time being.

We will continue with the same determination to both implement the energy program and issue demarches on all directions, with the hope that if they [the Turks] want peace, if they want a Cyprus settlement, they will have to abide by the rules of international law the President said.

Asked to comment on information, that a French aircraft carrier sails in the region in response to Turkeys provocations, the President replied that France is undoubtedly playing a leading role in efforts to placate or contain Turkey’s actions, he said however that he did not wish to comment further.

Source: Cyprus News Agency