Turkish PM Yildirim openly threatens Cyprus over gas exploration in Mediterranean

7 March 2018
915 Views

Turkey leveled new threats against the Republic of Cyprus, Wednesday regarding the island-nation’s rights to drill for gas and carbohydrates in its exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, who spoke during a joint press conference with the Prime Minister of the pseudo-state of Northern Cyprus, Tufan Erhurman, said that any provocative moves in the eastern Mediterranean region would be answered, adding in an emphatic manner that gas exploration would proceed only after the Cypriot problem had been definitively solved.

The Turkish Prime Minister also expressed his annoyance over the fact that Athens had raised the issue of the arrest of the two Greek servicemen by Turkey in Brussels. Fanning the flames of tension, even more, the Turkish PM commented on the burning of the Turkish flag in a protest in Athens saying that such actions were unacceptable and that Turkish government did not talk with those who acted in such a manner. He went on to add that Turks gave their lives for the symbol.

You may be interested

Covid-19 Greece – 2,135 new cases on Tuesday
GREECE
shares15 views
GREECE
shares15 views

Covid-19 Greece – 2,135 new cases on Tuesday

makis - Nov 24, 2020

The Greek authorities announced 2,135 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday, of which 13 were detected following checks at the…

Ankara blocks inspection of Turkish ship by German frigate in Libya (video)
SLIDE
shares33 views
SLIDE
shares33 views

Ankara blocks inspection of Turkish ship by German frigate in Libya (video)

makis - Nov 23, 2020

Ankara has prevented a German frigate, participating in the European Union’s “IRINI” mission, from inspecting a suspected Turkish cargo ship…

Biden Deputy Chief of Staff pushed “mandatory” firearm buybacks
WORLD
shares38 views
WORLD
shares38 views

Biden Deputy Chief of Staff pushed “mandatory” firearm buybacks

Panos - Nov 23, 2020

Jennifer O’Malley Dillon, would-be White House Deputy Chief of Staff for a Biden administration, managed Robert ‘Beto’ O’Rourke’s 2020 campaign and pushed…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.