Juncker expresses solidarity with Cyprus over illegal Turkish drilling

utgoing European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker expressed support for Cyprus, in relation to Turkey’s illegal drilling in Cyprus’ EEZ on Wednesday.

Speaking during comments related to the Turkish bombing of northern Syria, Juncker said of the illegal drilling, “In this aspect, I’m a Cypriot and express my full solidarity with Cyprus.”

He added however that EU’s relations with Turkey are “complicated” but “significant”, as the country is an important partner of the EU in the migration issue.

(The EU Summit this coming week will discuss Turkey’s violations in the East Mediterranean, an issue added to the agenda following a request by Cyprus and Greece.)