National Council demands Turkey withdraw from Cyprus’ EEZ
MAY 11TH, 2019 EVIE ANDREOU CYPRUS, CYPRUS TALKS, ENERGY, FEATURED1 COMMENT
Political leaders meet with the president on Saturday to discuss Turkey's
The National Council on Saturday unanimously condemned the “flagrant violation” of Cyprus’ sovereign rights and called on Turkey to immediately cease its threats of violence and all its actions within the Republic’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
“The National Council unanimously condemned the flagrant violation of the Republic of Cyprus’ sovereign rights through the illegal activities in the Cypriot EEZ and all other illegal activities that violate the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the RoC, an EU member-state,” government spokesman Prodromos Prodromou said in a statement read out after the meeting at the presidential palace lasting around three hours.
“It urgently calls for the immediate end to all Turkish acts and threats of violence, in order to reduce tension and for respect of peace and security in the Eastern Mediterranean,” the statement said.It also highlighted the importance of EU and international solidarity and reaffirmed the Na