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Turkish MP threatened to invade Cyprus

In her speech, the leader of the Turkish opposition party, Meral Akshener, stated that Cyprus is Turkish territory and used the code phrase that served as the signal for the beginning of the invasion of Cyprus in 1974

The reason for this statement is the increase in tension around the Mediterranean mineral reserves. Turkey, which seized the northern part of the island in 1974, is trying to lay claim to the remaining Greek part of the island and the maritime economic zone around the island.

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This week, US energy giant ExxonMobil has begun geological exploration for potential mining in the area south of Cyprus. Ankara also promised to start drilling in the island’s waters, calling ExxonMobil exploration a threat to the solution of the Cyprus issue.

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