Turkey will drill for gas until Greek Cypriots accept plan: Turkish FM

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Turkey will drill for gas until Greek Cypriots accept plan: Turkish FM

Turkey says it will continue drilling for gas in waters off Cyprus if the internationally recognized Greek Cypriot government does not accept a cooperation proposal put forward by Turkish Cypriots.

In an article for the Cyprus Post, Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said a proposal by Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci about cooperation in exploration and exploitation of gas could contribute to stability and peace in the eastern Mediterranean.

He said that until Greek Cypriots adopt the proposals set out by Akinci to work with Turkish Cypriots, Turkey would continue operations in areas where Turkish Cypriot authorities have licensed it to work.

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