Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. L

No 32

6-August-2007

REGIONAL/TURKEY/CYPRUS

Turkey Lodges Protest With UN Over Cyprus Offshore Round

Turkeys ambassador to the UN, Baki Ilkin, has sent a letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon protesting about an offshore licensing round launched by Cyprus in February 2007, TurkeysZaman newspaper reported on 1 August. The licensing round, covering 11 blocks located off the islands southern coast, is due to close on 16 August. The daily quoted diplomatic...