Cyprus: Turkish Warships Stopped Rig, 'threatened Force'

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus' energy minister says Turkish warships "threatened to use force" to stop a renewed attempt by a rig to reach an area off the east Mediterranean island nation where Italian company Eni was scheduled to drill for gas. Yiorgos Lakkotrypis told local private TV station Antenna Friday that the rig's skipper showed "great determination" to reach the target.Read more on

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