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in response to reader comment: Tim Locke

Submitted by Kerry (United States), Oct 3, 2011 at 07:29

Tim,

Turkey illegally attacked and occupied Cyprus. Cyprus is exploring potential natural gas deposits near its coast and Turkey is poised to seize their finds.

Read the whole paragraph:

"Asserting rights over Mediterranean energy reserves: Companies operating out of Israel discovered potentially immense gas and oil reserves in the Leviathan and other fields located between Israel, Lebanon, and Cyprus. When the government of Cyprus announced its plans to drill, Erdoğan responded with threats to send Turkish "frigates, gunboats and … air force." This dispute, just in its infancy, contains the potential elements of a huge crisis. Already, Moscow has sent submarines in solidarity with Cyprus."

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