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Gas drilling in murky waters

25 April 2013

US Ambassador, John Koenig met with Greek Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades on Monday, and warned him not to allow exploration for natural gas in blocks 5 and 6.

The ambassador, commenting on the ‘Exclusive Economic Zone’, which has been unilaterally declared by South Cyprus, said that otherwise the current tensions in the eastern Mediterranean would worsen.

Turkey has written to the United Nations outlining its rights and interests in blocks 4,5,6 and 7.