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EU rebukes Turkey's gas drillings near Cyprus

Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod confirms that the EU will take a powerful reaction to Turkey's gas drillings in Cypriot waters.

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According to Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod, he and his colleagues from other European countries agreed on the union's collective response to what the EU sees as Turkey's illegal gas drilling in Cypriot waters.

"We will conclude today by seriously urging Turkey to stop the escalation it is undertaking. We will halt several negotiations with Turkey, because it is important they understand that this is serious," Kofod says referencing diplomatic meetings the EU is holding with Turkey, and which the union now intends to suspend.

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