Chipre acusa a Turquia de alargar “furações ilegais” no Mediterrâneo
September 17, 2020 - Os líderes da União Europeia preparam-se para discutir medidas a tomar para diluir as tensões no Mediterrâneo oriental, quando a Turquia disse que iria alargar as pesquisas de petróleo e gás a águas disputadas ao largo de Chipre.
European Council chief Charles Michel pledged Wednesday that the bloc will defend the rights of member state Cyprus in its standoff with Turkey over maritime and energy rights.
Michel’s visit to the island came a day after Turkey said its Yavuz drillship would continue its search for oil and gas off Cyprus until October 12, in a move that could stir tension between the island’s Greek Cypriot government and Ankara.
EU leaders are due to meet on September 24-25 for a special summit to consider possible action against Turkey, with all options said to be on the table.