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Greece Warns Turkey over Cyprus

Vice President of the Greek Government Theodoros Pangalos has assured that Greece will support the Republic of Cyprus and that any attack against Cyprus would be considered an attack against Greece.
Addressing the Hellenic Parliament and sending a message to Turkey regarding its threats concerning explorations in Cyprus` exclusive economic zone, Pangalos said “Cyprus is an independent member of the UN and has the right to independently determine its interests, alone or in cooperation with other countries.“
Christofias: Turkey’s threats against Cyprus call for vigilance
President Demetris Christofias called for “vigilance and readiness” by the National Guard vis-a-vis “Turkish arrogance” and the threats by Ankara, aiming to intimidate Cyprus in order to abandon exploitation of hydrocarbon reserves in its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).
Speaking at the Presidential Palace this morning, during the ceremony of affirmation of the new Deputy Chief of the National Guard, Major General Andreas Petrides, the President said that Petrides assumes his duties during a very difficult time, while the Turkish occupation of a significant part of Cyprus still continues.
“Turkish arrogance and the treats that are being made, in an effort to intimidate the Republic of Cyprus, aiming at dissuading the country from exploiting its EEZ, call for vigilance and readiness”, President Christofias said.
(source: cna)

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