US Ambassador to Cyprus Judith Garber insisted that the event of pure sources within the jap Mediterranean “should promote cooperation” and assist foster power safety and financial prosperity within the area.
US authorities have urged Turkey to halt its hydrocarbon drilling actions off the coast of Cyprus, The Cyprus Weekly studies.
Based on the newspaper, the US Ambassador to Cyprus Judith Garber stated that america is conscious of the latest arrival of the Turkish drillship Yavuz to “an area that Cyprus claims as its exclusive economic zone”.
“We urge the Turkish authorities to halt these operations and continue to call on all parties to avoid steps that raise tensions in the region”, Garber stated in an interview with Greek-language Cypriot newspaper Phileleftheros. “The United States is deeply concerned by recent reports of Turkey’s plans to drill in the waters off Cyprus. This provocative step raises tensions in the region”.
The ambassador added that “resource development in the Eastern Mediterranean should promote cooperation and provide a foundation for durable energy security and economic prosperity throughout the region”.
Final week, the Cypriot authorities slammed Turkey for the latter’s alleged makes an attempt to drill for fuel in waters the place Cyprus has unique financial rights, saying in a press release that “this new illegal ‘act of piracy’ constitutes a further severe violation of the sovereign rights and jurisdiction of the Republic of Cyprus, contrary to international law”.