Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said the EU would take action against Turkey if it did not stop its illegal activities in Cyprus’s special economic zone, the Russian news agency Sputnik reported.
“I consider it very important that the clear messages sent to Turkey today that the EU will consider and take action if Turkey does not stop its illegal activities in the Special Economic Zone of Cyprus,” Tsipras said after a summit of EU heads of state in Malta on Friday.
“We express our full support to Cypriot President Nikos Anastasiadis,” he added.
It is worth noting that on the continental shelf and in the exclusive economic zone of Cyprus, gas fields were found. Turkey considers that it has the right to exploit the natural resources of this region and has sent a ship to dig what was considered illegal as it touches the exclusive commercial zone of Cyprus.