February 9th, 2007

Greek Cyprus's Oil Desire May Cause War in E. Mediterranean

A dispute between Turkey and Greek Cyprus over Greek Cypriot attempts to open tenders for offshore oil and gas exploration in the eastern Mediterranean took on new dimensions yesterday when news reports said the Turkish military had sent warships to the international waters off Cyprus.

Chief of General Staff Gen. Yaşar Büyükanıt denied the reports soon after they were first broadcast on Turkish television, saying there were no additional ships in the Mediterranean other than those that were already on duty in the area.

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