October 5, 2019 / 7:49 AM / 9 days ago

Greek PM tells U.S.'s Pompeo Turkey violating Cyprus's sovereign rights

ATHENS, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Turkey is violating the sovereign rights of Cyprus, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis told United States’ Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

“Turkey’s recent moves ..are a flagrant violation of Cyprus’s sovereign rights,” Mitsotakis told Pompeo, visiting Greece on the last leg of a trip to southern Europe.

“The United States have a particular interest in the Eastern Mediterranean region. Cyprus is only asking for the self-evident, the implemetation of international law,” Mitsotakis said.

Reporting by David Brunnstrom and Renee Maltezou

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