US urges Turkey to stop energy drilling off Cyprus coast

The State Department said Monday that Turkey’s action in drilling for oil and gas off the coast of the divided island of Cyprus was a “provocative step that raises tensions in the region.” Thee has been no comment from Turkey which sent a drilling ship to the Mediterranean on Monday. Last month, EU leaders warned Turkey to end its gas drilling in waters around the island or face action from the bloc, following a demand by Greece, an EU member state.

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9 thoughts on “US urges Turkey to stop energy drilling off Cyprus coast

  • Jul 10, 2019 @ 14:02 at 14:02
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    The same EU that has been dragging their feet on EU membership for Turkey…

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    • Jul 11, 2019 @ 16:11 at 16:11
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      Why Israelis drill off coast of Cyprus ? Is there something Israeli in there ? Or is there something Israeli off the coast of Lebanon ? And why Americans put their nose in that conflict that is over a century old thanks to British ? Why Americans drill in LA or New Mexico –these are Mexican lands ?

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  • Jul 10, 2019 @ 14:12 at 14:12
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    Turkey can chose if it wants to be Democratic Nation welcomed by the EU and US or a Religious Dictatorship similar to the Mullahs of Iran. Hope the People vote for the vision of Ataturk.

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    • Jul 10, 2019 @ 18:38 at 18:38
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      There were no or few democracies at the time of Ataturk in the West. Most European nations were monarchies or dictatorships at the time.

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  • Jul 10, 2019 @ 18:48 at 18:48
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    Put Pigdogan(Erdogan) out of his misery. He is the worlds leading terrorist.A danger to the people of Turkey, the region Europe and the rest of civilized society. His place is in the mudslime paradise where he will give pleasure to 72 goats

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  • Jul 10, 2019 @ 19:16 at 19:16
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    As a parent yells at their child continually and does not follow up with action it only encourages more disobedience. When one warns then the smack should follow if the warning is not headed, or the warning should not have been applied at first.

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  • Jul 11, 2019 @ 3:01 at 3:01
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    TURKEY IS NOW A MUSLIM ENEMY OF THE WEST IT SHOULD BE KICKED OUT OF NATO UNTIL THERE LEADERSHIP CHANGES PRO WEST AGAIN

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    • Jul 11, 2019 @ 14:05 at 14:05
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      @LARRY LISS. And this has been evident for a decade, but NATO does nothing because they are hoping Turkey will revert to a true democracy. It is the failed policy called appeasement, sometimes known as putting your head in the sand. We all remember Chamberlain’s “peace in our time”.
      But it is serious. As long as T is in NATO it has the codes.
      “Whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad”

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  • Jul 12, 2019 @ 12:54 at 12:54
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    Turkey is free to drill. Keep going!

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