UK “concerned” by Turkey’s operation in Cyprus EEZ

UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has expressed concern over Turkey’s decision to drill for hydrocarbons in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EZZ) of the Republic of Cyprus.

In a tweet this afternoon, Jeremy Hunt said: Concerned by Turkey’s announcement to begin drilling in Cyprus Exclusive Economic Zone. This situation MUST be deescalated and all parties show restraint. Hydrocarbons development should benefit all Cypriots and support a settlement.

The Foreign Secretary has been contacted about the issue by Conservative MPs Theresa Villiers and Matthew Oxford, as well as SNP’s Stephen Gethins, who have condemned the Turkish incursion of the Cypriot EEZ.

Source: Cyprus News Agency