No concessions will be made in Cyprus or the Aegean and the rights of the Turkish Cypriot people will be defended until the end, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Çavuşoğlu has said. He added the following:
“Now we are also starting drilling activities around Cyprus. Turkey possesses a drilling vessel now. Turkey’s potential is great. You know, during the past months we prevented some drilling operations, including by the Italians. However, we are also carrying out drilling activities in this area. We will allow no one to absorb the rights of the TRNC and the Turkish Cypriot people both from the point of view of economic interests and from the point of view of the natural gas and oil and the wealth around Cyprus”.