President: Turkish EEZ incursion ‘a second invasion

The Fatih is currently stopped at a location some 60km west of Paphos and a latitude just north of Peyia


President Nicos Anastasiades on Monday likened Turkey’s actions inside the island’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) to a second invasion, as Nicosia sought an international arrest warrant for the crew of a Turkish vessel said to be poised to commence drilling for hydrocarbons.

“It is clearly a violation of international law, or, as I could describe it, a second invasion, considering the violation of the Republic of Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone,” he said last night.

The president said the government’s actions were in line with a policy that had been drafted in light of the dangers from any Turkish threats.

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