Cyprus issues arrest warrants against Turkish sailors, Turkey-partnered drilling firms

Greek Cypriot authorities issued arrest warrants against people including crew assisting the Turkish drilling vessel “Fatih” and officials at firms partnered with the state-run Turkish Petroleum Corporation.

As reported by Armenpress, the Turkish agency Demiroren announced about this on June 10. According to the agency, the order has an international force.

Ersin Tatar, the prime minister of “the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus”, slammed the warrant and accused the Greek Cypriots of unlawfulness and injustice by signing deals and carrying exploration by ignoring Turkish Cypriot rights.

Last week, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced his country’s readiness to protect the rights of Cypriot coastal mines, including through military forces. Turkey announces that the drilling will continue for four months, until September 3.

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