N. Anastasiadis: Nobody prevents Turkey from having a say and role in Mediterranean energy issues

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Nobody is preventing Turkey from having a say and a role in the energy issues of the Mediterranean, unless of course it concludes with the Republic of Cyprus the dividing lines of the EEZ of each of the two countries, said the President of the Republic of Cyprus Nikos Anastasiadis.

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Speaking to reporters after the handover ceremony to the investor, the marina and the port of Larnaca, and when asked if during his meeting with US Undersecretary of State Victoria Nuland yesterday, he conveyed a message from Ankara, where Ms. Nuland was Before going to Cyprus, and being asked to comment on her reports in interviews implying an energy union with the occupied territories before reaching a solution to the Cyprus problem, the President said “no, what he conveyed is not the upgrading of the occupied territories, the need to involve it Turkey in the energy of the Mediterranean.

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“And of course the answer was clear that no one is preventing Turkey from having a say and a role, unless and of course it concludes with the Republic of Cyprus the dividing lines of the EEZ of each of the two countries.”

Asked about EastMed and what US officials have to say, the President said: “What we are waiting for is the final EU-funded report. , if there are investors, if the marine subsoil allows it then it will be realized.It is not a matter for the US government to decide on a European project.

“What everyone is seeing – and it is very important – is the need for the EU to become independent of specific markets and alternative gas supply routes to Europe, and the nearest one is the Eastern Mediterranean basin.”

Asked if it would take some time for the study to be completed, the President of the Republic answered in the affirmative.

Source: AMPE

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