Southern EU leaders back Cyprus in gas dispute with Turkey

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, Portugal's Prime Minister Antonio Costa, French President Emmanuel Macron, Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades attend the Southern EU Countries summit at Auberge de Castille in Valletta, Malta June 14, 2019. Department of Information-Malta/Handout via REUTERS

VALLETTA (Reuters) – Heads of European Union Mediterranean states offered full support on Friday for fellow EU member Cyprus in a dispute with Turkey over the ownership of offshore natural gas deposits. The discovery of lucrative energy reserves has exacerbated tensions between Turkey and Cyprus which date to an ethnic conflict in 1974 that split […]

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