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15 October, 2019
 
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Greek Defence Minister in Cyprus

Evangelos Apostolakis met with President Anastasiades to discuss Turkish actions in the Cypriot EEZ

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President Anastasiades exchanged views on Wednesday with Greek Defence Minister Evangelos Apostolakis about the unstable situation caused in the Eastern Mediterranean by Turkey and the violation of the international law and the legal rights of the Republic of Cyprus, according to a post on the Presidency`s twitter account.

Apostolakis was received this morning by the President and according to the Presidency`s post during the meeting "there was an exchange of views on the unstable situation caused by Turkey and the violation of the international law and the legal rights of the Republic of Cyprus."

The Greek Defence Minister will participate on Wednesday, in Nicosia, in the 5th Intergovernmental Defence Council of Greece and Cyprus, during which he will meet with his Cypriot counterpart Savvas Angelides.

Turkey has issued a navigational telex, announcing its intention to start drilling off Cyprus until September 3. Drillship “Fatih” is in an area west of the Akamas peninsula within the EEZ and continental shelf of the Republic of Cyprus.

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