Turkish Cypriot opposition rejects shelf agreement with Turkey

Turkish Cyprus’s main opposition Republican Turks’ Party (CTP) said they rejected the continental shelf agreement between Turkey and the Turkish Cypriot government.

The statement from the CTP said the Cyprus issue was at a critical stage and a road map would be drawn out during a summit in New York on Oct. 30-31, where U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will bring the two sides together.

“The drilling efforts [in the eastern Mediterranean Sea] depletes the energy that could have been directed at preparing for the summit and eliminates any good will [between the sides],” the CTP said.

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