EU Commission President: I am strictly against the behaviour of Turkey

“I am strictly against the behaviour of Turkey”, EU Commission President Jean Claude Juncker stressed here today, invited to comment on the actions of this EU candidate country in the Aegean Sea and the Exclusive Economic Zone of the Republic of Cyprus.

Drillship Saipem 12000, commissioned by ENI, was halted last Friday by Turkish warships as it was en route to a location within block 3 of Cyprus’ EEZ. Ankara said its warships would be conducted naval manoeuvres in the area and warned the vessel not to move any closer to its target in block 3.

Turkey, whose troops occupy Cyprus` northern areas, does not recognise the Republic of Cyprus and refuses to normalise its relations with Nicosia.

source: CNA