FM: Cyprus prepares legal response in case of fresh Turkish provocations in EEZ

The Republic of Cyprus is preparing to address with legal measures any new Turkish provocations in Cyprus Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), Minister of Foreign Affairs Ioannis Kasoulides has said.

Presenting on Thursday the Ministrys budget for 2017 before the House Committee on Finances, Kasoulides said that the Foreign Ministry together with the Law Office of the Republic are holding meetings to decide how the Republic will react with legal measures in case Turkey resumes its provocation and sends again its seismic research vessel Barbaros in Cyprus EEZ, violating the Republic’s sovereign rights in its EEZ.

The Foreign Minister emphasized that the energy sector is one of the most important tools of Cyprus foreign policy and as a result of that there have been cooperations with other Mediterranean countries.

Source: Cyprus News Agency.