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Eastern Mediterranean faces security threat from Cyprus operations, Erdogan says

TAGS: Turkey, Cyprus, Energy, Defense, Diplomacy

The eastern Mediterranean region will face a sustained security threat if Cyprus continues unilateral operations there, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday.

Erdogan, on an official visit to Britain, made the comment in a speech at the Chatham House think tank in London.

Turkey and Cyprus’s internationally recognized Greek Cypriot government have been locked in a public dispute over overlapping claims of jurisdiction for offshore oil and gas research. [Reuters]

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