Offshore exploration undoubtedly within Cyprus EEZ, notes Permanent Representative of Cyprus at the UN

Cyprus’ replies to Turkish allegations concerning block 6 of the island’s EEZ have circulated as part of an official document of the Security Council and the UN General Assembly and it underlines that the offshore exploration for block 6, declared and licensed by the Republic of Cyprus, is undoubtedly within the exclusive economic zone/continental shelf of Cyprus. Permanent Representative of Cyprus at the UN, Kornelios Korneliou ‘s letter, dated 4th May to the UNSG, was issued with reference to the letter dated 12 April 2017 from the Permanent Representative of Turkey which also refers to the letter dated 28 April 2016. In another development Cypriot MEP Lefteris Christoforou has called, during an intervention at the EU plenary in Strasbourg, on the EU to defend the sovereign rights and borders of Cyprus and Greece, pointing out that these are European borders as well.

Source: Cyprus News Agency