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US State Department expresses concern over Turkish drillings

The US has expressed concern over the recent statement by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu that drilling has started in Cyprus EEZ. A State Department spokesperson asked by hellasjournal.com said As the Spokesperson said in a May 6 statement, the United States is deeply concerned by Turkey’s announced intentions to begin offshore drilling operations in an area claimed by the Republic of Cyprus as its Exclusive Economic Zone”.

FM to brief EU counterparts on Turkish provocations in EEZ

Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides will be briefing his EU counterparts on Turkeys provocative actions in Cyprus exclusive economic zone. The Minister flies out Sunday afternoon for Luxembourg for the Foreign Affairs and General Affairs Councils on Monday and Tuesday.

Turkey’s strategy risks the regions peace and security, says Christodoulides

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 said that Turkey’s concerted strategy to exert control in the Eastern Mediterranean is putting in high risk the peace, security and stability of the region. He discussed the issue with his counterpart of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who paid a visit to Cyprus on Saturday.

Acting President and UAE Foreign Minister discuss Middle East and Cyprus developments

Acting President of the Republic, House President, Demetris Syllouris and the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan exchanged views on political and other developments in the wider Middle East, as well as about the Cyprus problem, during a meeting on Saturday, in Nicosia.

Cyprus MPs to attend General Assembly of the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy

Cyprus Parliamentarians travel to Tbilisi, Georgia, on Tuesday to attend the 26th Annual General Assembly of the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy. The delegations comprises MPs Angelos Votsis, Evanthia Savva and Elias Myrianthous. The Chairperson of the Parliament of Georgia, Irakli Kobakhidze, in the presence of the President of Georgia Salome Zourabichvili, will open the General Assembly deliberations during an official ceremony at the Parliament.

Source: Cyprus News Agency