Greek PM says concerned by extension of Turkish drill ship operations off Cyprus

FILE PHOTO: Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis gestures during a news conference with European Council President Charles Michel (not pictured), in Athens, Greece September 15, 2020. REUTERS/Costas Baltas reuters_tickers
This content was published on September 16, 2020 - 18:57

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Wednesday he was concerned by Turkey's move to extend the operation of its Yavuz energy drill ship in disputed Mediterranean waters.

"Turkey has a choice - engage with Europe in a constructive way or continue its unilateral actions and face consequences," he said in an interview with the Economist.

Turkey said on Tuesday it had extended the operations the drill ship off Cyprus until Oct. 12, in a move that could stir tension between the Greek Cypriot government and Ankara.

(Reporting by Angeliki Koutantou and George Georgiopoulos)

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