Turkey warned on EEZ breach

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Greece has warned Turkey that its con­tin­ued vi­o­la­tion of Cyprus’s sov­er­eign rights could jeop­ar­dize the na­tion’s EU mem­ber­ship am­bi­tions.

Speak­ing on the side­lines of a For­eign Af­fairs Coun­cil meet­ing in Brussels yes­ter­day, For­eign Min­is­ter Evan­ge­los Venizelos asked his peers to un­der­stand the need for Turkey to “de­sist from the vi­o­la­tion of in­ter­na­tional law on the ground.” “I would like to hope that Turkey is re­ceiv­ing the mes­sages and un­der­stands that if its as­pi­ra­tion is the Euro­pean per­spec­tive and a re­gional role... it can­not start from the flout­ing of in­ter­na­tional law,” Venizelos said.

Turk­ish survey ves­sel Bar­baros has been in Cyprus’s Ex­clu­sive Eco­nomic Zone since Oc­to­ber 20.

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