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UK following developments in East Med, in touch with Turkish and Cypriot governments

The UK is following developments in the Eastern Mediterranean with concern ,a spokesperson of the UK High Commission in Cyprus told CNA, invited to comment Turkey`s intention to conduct drilling activities within the Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone.

“We are following developments with concern. We are in close touch with governments of Cyprus and Turkey. We wish to see the situation deescalated,” the UK High Commission spokesperson said.

Asked if the UK agrees with the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini’s statement on the issue, he replied: “Yes, the UK agrees with the High Representative’s position on the issue.”

In her statement, Mogherini expressed grave concern over Turkey`s announced intention to carry out drilling activities within the Exclusive Economic Zone of Cyprus., urgently calling on Turkey “to show restraint, respect the sovereign rights of Cyprus in its exclusive economic zone and refrain from any such illegal action to which the European Union will respond appropriately and in full solidarity with Cyprus.”

Turkey has issued a navigational telex, announcing its intention to start drilling off Cyprus until September 3. Drillship “Fatih” is in an area west of the Akamas peninsula within the EEZ and continental shelf of the Republic of Cyprus.

(Cyprus News Agency)

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