Cyprus Says Turkey Blocks Gas Drill Ship

(Reuters) Michele Kambas - Cyprus on Sunday accused the Turkish military of obstructing the Saipem 12000 drill ship contracted by Italian oil company Eni from approaching an area southeast of Cyprus to explore for natural gas. Turkey claims that certain areas in Cyprus' offshore maritime zone fall into the jurisdiction of Turkey or that of Turkish Cypriots. Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades said Turkey had violated international law by blocking the ship.

2018-02-13 00:00:00

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