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Turkey rejects Greek, EU claims that drilling off Cyprus illegitimate

Reuters Wednesday, 10 July 2019 ()
Turkey's foreign ministry said on Wednesday it rejected statements by Greek and European Union officials that Turkish drilling for gas and oil off Cyprus was illegitimate and said the EU could not be an impartial mediator on the Cyprus problem.
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The European Union is set to curb contacts and funding for Ankara in retaliation for what it calls Turkey&apos;s &quot;illegal&quot; drilling for gas and oil off Cyprus and stands ready to ramp up sanctions further, a draft statement seen by Reuters shows. Francis Maguire reports.

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