Turkey increases pressure on the gas Cyprus

The game of poker géopolitico-energy between Greece, Cyprus and Turkey took a dramatic turn in the eastern Mediterranean. At a time when Cyprus, which has cut i

Turkey increases pressure on the gas Cyprus

The game of poker géopolitico-energy between Greece, Cyprus and Turkey took a dramatic turn in the eastern Mediterranean. At a time when Cyprus, which has cut its exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in thirteen blocks - continues to grant exploration permits and drilling to international companies such as u.s. exxon mobil, the French Total and Italian ENI, Ankara is booming. Turkey, wanting to his part in the discovery of gas deposits in the seabed of cyprus, multiplies the action punches. In less than 48 hours, Ankara has sent two vessels to drill off Cyprus, as well as two other exploration, ignoring threats of sanctions from the european Union. The northern third of Cyprus is occupied by some 30,000 soldiers from the Turkish army since 1974. Ankara therefore stands against any exploration and exploitation in this zone, however, considered by the international community as falling under the sovereignty of Cyprus, a State ...

Updated Date: 25 June 2019, 00:00

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