The government of Cyprus has decided to file a lawsuit in the international court in the Hague against Turkey in connection with the drilling of gas in Cypriot waters, reports AP.
Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades said that this decision is part of the commitment of his government to use all legal means to protect the sovereign rights of the ethnically divided Cyprus. According to him, Turkey was notified of the lawsuit through its Embassy in the Greek capital, adding.
Turkey, which does not recognize Cyprus as a state, is drilling in the waters, which is the exclusive economic zone of Cyprus.
Ankara claims almost half of the exclusive economic zone of Cyprus and claims to act to protect its rights and the rights of the separatist Turkish Cypriots to the energy reserves of the region.