US Urges Turkey to Stop Oil Drilling Off Cyprus

The drilling vessel Fatih which was deployed by Turkey to search for gas and oil in waters considered part of the Cyprus's exclusive economic zone seen

The discovery of huge gas reserves in the eastern Mediterranean has set off a race to tap underwater resources, sparking a dispute between Turkey and European Union member Cyprus.

The Turkish Foreign Ministry said Turkey will press ahead with efforts to safeguard Turkish Cypriots' rights until they are included in the island's decision-making mechanisms, including concerning the sharing of the island's resources.

Cyprus has been split between a Turkish Cypriot north and Greek Cypriot south since 1974 when Turkey sent troops to the island in response to a Greek military coup.

An Egyptian foreign ministry statement "stressed the importance of non-escalation and commitment to respecting and implementing global law".

Beginning last May, a Turkish ship named Fatih started drilling off the Mediterranean island.

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The Egyptian minister said the ministry has been following up with great concern the recent developments regarding Turkish plans to start exploratory drilling for oil and gas off Cyprus.

Israel and Egypt are among eastern Mediterranean countries that agreed this year to set up a forum to create a regional gas market and cut infrastructure costs. Since the 1983 declaration of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, the island has been in a territorial dispute with Turkey.

On its part, the Turkish occupied territory's self proclaimed "Foreign Ministry" on Tuesday described the EU's approach as one of a "courtroom" in clear violation of worldwide law as it did not deliberate to reach a solution with advantages given to one party contrary to the principle of impartiality.

The discovery of huge gas reserves in the eastern Mediterranean has sparked a dispute between European Union member Cyprus and Turkey, which last month sent a second ship, the Yavuz, to search for oil and gas in the region.

"We urge Turkish authorities to halt these operations and encourage all parties to act with restraint and refrain from actions that increase tensions in the region", it said.

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