Binali Yildirim: “Untimely and dangerous” Cyprus’ energy moves

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Thursday described as “untimely and dangerous” Cyprus’ energy exploration moves, adding that Ankara would continue to protect the rights and interests of Turkish Cypriots.

Yildirim was speaking at an event in Nicosia and his comments were broadcast live on Turkish television.

Ankara has said it will take measures against Cyprus for engaging in gas and oil exploration around the island, deeming that hydrocarbon resources should belong to both sides.

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