EU High Representative Federica Mogherini called upon Turkey to refrain from illegal actions in the EEZ of Cyprus, show restraint and respect the sovereign rights of the Republic, warning with EU response “in full solidarity with Cyprus”, in a written statement issued earlier today on Turkeys intended drilling activities within the exclusive economic zone of Cyprus.
“We express grave concern over Turkeys announced intention to carry out drilling activities within the exclusive economic zone of Cyprus”, states the High Representative of the EU.
F.Mogherini recalls that ” the European Council strongly condemned Turkeys continued illegal actions in the Eastern Mediterranean”.
“In this context, we urgently call on Turkey to show restraint, respect the sovereign rights of Cyprus in its exclusive economic zone and refrain from any such illegal action to which the European Union will respond appropriately and in full solidarity with Cyprus”, states the High Representative.
Source: Cyprus News Agency