Nicosia demands from 'Barbaros' to immediately cease her illegal actions in Cypriot EEZ and continental shelf

The Republic of Cyprus has demanded from Turkish seismic research vessel "Barbaros" to immediately cease its illegal actions in Cyprus` EEZ and continental shelf.

A NAVTEX issued by Cyprus` Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) said that a Turkish NAVTEX for seismic survey until February 16 by “Barbaros” and supporting vessels ``TANUX 1" and ``APOLLO MOON`` is referring to unauthorized and illegal operation in the Exclusive Economic Zone and the continental shelf of the Republic of Cyprus.
"This action constitutes a violation of the international law and maritime safety procedures and it is also a criminal offence under the laws of the Republic of Cyprus," the JRCC NAVTEX noted.


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