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US urges Turkey against drilling operations off Cyprus

The US has urged Turkey to reconsider its decision to start offshore drilling operations in Cyprus, according to a statement, reports Anadolu Agency.

“The United States is deeply concerned by Turkey’s announced intentions to begin offshore drilling operations in an area claimed by the Republic of Cyprus as its Exclusive Economic Zone,” Morgan Ortagus, spokesperson for the US Department State said in a statement on Sunday.

“This step is highly provocative and risks raising tensions in the region,” Ortagus added. “We urge Turkish authorities to halt these operations and encourage all parties to act with restraint,” it said.

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