Turkey commenced drilling off the coast of Karpasia

Turkey commenced drilling off the coast of Karpasia

Erdogan: Turkey will not remain indifferent against any sabotage in the Eastern Mediterranean

By Michalis Michael

“Turkey will not remain indifferent against any attempts of usurpation and sabotage in the Eastern Mediterranean”, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan stated.

Speaking at the Turkish Ambassadors’ Summit, the Turkish President commented that stability in Cyprus and the eastern Mediterranean is only possible provided that the rights and interests of Turkey and the “TRNC” are respected.

“We will not remain indifferent against the usurpation and sabotage efforts in the Eastern Mediterranean. We will protect the legal rights of our country and of the Turkish-Cypriots to the end”, the Turkish President added.

It is also confirmed by sources within the Cypriot Government that Turkey has commenced its drilling activity off the coast of Karpasia, with its Yavuz drilling rig. Sources speak of a propaganda move on behalf of Ankara, aimed at keeping tensions high around Turkey. /ibna