Cyprus – Drilling in the eastern Mediterranean (9 July 2019)


Turkey has announced new drilling operations in the eastern Mediterranean, including in areas within Cyprus’s exclusive economic zone.

In this context, France reaffirms its strong commitment to compliance with the Law of the Sea, as well as its solidarity with Cyprus, whose sovereignty must be respected, as EU High Representative Federica Mogherini also just reiterated.

We call on Turkey to avoid any action that would be unlawful and could jeopardize regional stability.