Erdogan raises concerns over Cyprus operations

Erdogan addresses Chatham House think tank in London


Reuters May 14, 2018
President of Turkey and the leader of the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) Recep Tayyip Erdogan. PHOTO: AFP

LONDON: The eastern Mediterranean region will face a sustained security threat if Cyprus continues unilateral operations there, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday.

Erdogan, on an official visit to Britain, made the comment in a speech at the Chatham House think tank in London.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan greets his supporters during a ceremony in Istanbul, Turkey May 4, 2018. REUTERS/Murad Sezer Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan greets his supporters during a ceremony in Istanbul, Turkey May 4, 2018. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

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Turkey and Cyprus’ internationally recognized Greek Cypriot government have been locked in a public dispute over overlapping claims of jurisdiction for offshore oil and gas research.

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