Cyprus strongly condemns new Turkish illegal surveys that violate its EEZ

The Republic of Cyprus strongly condemns the announcement by Turkey to conduct new illegal seismic surveys within Cyprus continental shelf and the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), thus violating the sovereign rights of the Republic of Cyprus, as they derive from the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and the International Law.

A press release by the Presidency says that the illegal Turkish NAVTEX issued late last night binds part of the maritime area, which has been legally demarcated between the Republic of Cyprus and Egypt, by a bilateral EEZ delimitation agreement in 2003, and concerns parts of the sea blocks 5 and 6 of the Cyprus EEZ, the second of which has been legally licensed to European companies.

"With this completely provocative action, Turkey continues to act as a serial violator of international law, and stubbornly refuses to comply with the repe


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