CYPRUS ISSUES ARREST WARRANTS FOR TURKEY DRILL SHIP CREW

On 14th June, Reuters reported that Cyprus has issued arrest warrants for the crew of a Turkish drill ship anchored close to its coast for allegedly infringing territory over which the island has rights to explore for oil and gas.  It reports that A Turkish drill ship, the Fatih, has been anchored west of Cyprus since last month, and another drill vessel, the Yavuz, is scheduled to be deployed east of the island soon.  Both areas are claimed by the Greek Cypriot government as its exclusive economic zone, but Turkey maintains an area west of Cyprus is its own continental shelf.

https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-cyprus-turkey/cyprus-issues-arrest-warrants-for-turkey-drill-ship-crew-idUKKCN1TE2FM

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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