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AHEPA Strongly Condemns Turkey’s Stated Intention to Drill in Cyprus’ EEZ



Washington, D.C. office

Image Source: Republic of Cyprus Ministry of Energy, Commerce and Industry PIO.

Supreme President George E. Loucas has issued the following statement upon his arrival to Cyprus to commence the AHEPA family’s annual Leadership Excursion to Cyprus, Greece, and the Ecumenical Patriarchate:

“AHEPA strongly condemns Turkey’s stated intention to drill for gas in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of Cyprus and is deeply concerned about the situation.  Turkey must respect the sovereign rights of the Republic of Cyprus and refrain from any illegal activity. Turkey’s provocative actions elevate tensions and threaten stability in the eastern Mediterranean and are not in the best interest of the international community.

“We welcome the statements of concern issued by the United States and European Union and their calls for Turkey to refrain and halt its actions.”

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Founded in 1922 in Atlanta, Georgia, on the principles that undergirded its fight for civil rights and against discrimination, bigotry, and hatred felt at the hands of the Ku Klux Klan, AHEPA is the largest and oldest grassroots association of American citizens of Greek heritage and Philhellenes with more than 400 chapters across the United States, Canada, and Europe.  

AHEPA’s mission is to promote the ancient Greek ideals of Education, Philanthropy, Civic Responsibility, and Family and Individual Excellence through community service and volunteerism. 

For more information, please visit www.ahepa.org.

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