Turkish Battleships block Cyprus from offshore oil and gas exploration

cypriot oil platform

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades hailed as “unprecedented” Tuesday the European Union’s condemnation of Turkey for blocking his government’s search for offshore oil and gas. The statement from EU leaders on Thursday came after Turkish warships blocked an Italian drillship for weeks from exploring for gas in part of the island’s Exclusive Economic Zone. “For the first…