Cyprus should not be able to undertake natural gas exploration without the support of Turkish Cypriots, it was claimed on Monday.
Kudret Ozersay, a minister in the northern Cyprus administration, said “unilateral” activities in the Mediterranean could not go on without a resolution with the island’s Turkish community.
In a statement, Ozersay said: “On one hand, they [Nicosia] recognize that we also own this richness, but on the other hand, they want to try to continue along this path by disregarding us.
“This is neither in line with international law nor the notion of justice. If you acknowledge the existence of someone’s rights, you have to act accordingly.”