Anastasiades expresses satisfaction with the adoption of the EC’s Conclusions on Turkey

Anastasiades expresses satisfaction with the adoption of the EC’s Conclusions on Turkey

Specific targeted measures against individuals and companies are now being taken for the first time, he said

By Michalis Michael

The President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades, welcomed the expressed solidarity of the European partners and the adoption by the European Council of the Foreign Affairs Council’s conclusions on targeted measures for the illegal Turkish drilling. Among the thematic meetings of the European Council, the President of the Republic said that this was a development in the diplomatic struggle against the Turkish provocations.

“At yesterday’s European Council session, there was an extensive discussion of the situation following the provocative actions of Turkey, both with the illegal drilling in the EEZ of the Republic of Cyprus, but also with the invasion of Syria”, Anastasiades said.

“I have had the opportunity to report extensively on what Turkey is doing to the detriment of the Republic of Cyprus, either in its EEZ or through the threats of the settlement of Famagusta, or the violations in the buffer zone. As a result of the information and solidarity that has truly been unanimously expressed by all, we have succeeded in including in the conclusions on Turkey the full adoption of the conclusions of the Council of Foreign Ministers. As a result, the conclusions of the FAC were adopted, which condemn the continued violation of the sovereign rights of the Republic of Cyprus, solidarity with the Republic of Cyprus is reaffirmed, but more importantly for the first time specific targeted measures are being taken against individuals and corporations, Anastasiades pointed out.

“What we are pleased about is the unanimous support of our partners and the solidarity expressed as a result of the wider climate”, he concluded./ibna