Turkey to start drilling for oil around Cyprus

(c) Hans Doeleman

Turkey’s Energy Minister, Taner Yildiz, said that they are drilling for oil around Cyprus and are considering supplying Greek Cypriots with any fuel they discover.

Reuters quoted him as saying at an energy conference, “we will begin work on oil exploration around Cyprus and in our exclusive territory. We are working on supplying the Greek Cypriot side with energy if requested.”

This move could be particularly provocative especially as the Greek Cypriot government’s efforts to do the same in territory they claim they have authority over has met with stiff resistance from Turkey.

(c) Hans Doeleman

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