EU imposes sanctions on two people over Turkey's hydrocarbon drilling off Cyprus

EU imposes sanctions on two people over Turkey's hydrocarbon drilling off Cyprus

The European Union on Thursday imposed sanctions on two individuals over their role in Turkey drilling for hydrocarbons off the coast of Cyprus, subjecting them to travel bans to the bloc and asset freezes, Reuters reports.

The European Council did not name them. The move followed November’s decision to impose economic sanctions.

“These persons are responsible for or involved in planning, directing and implementing offshore hydrocarbon exploration activities in the Eastern Mediterranean which have not been authorized by the Republic of Cyprus,” it said in a statement.

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