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President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades has declared that Cyprus must not give in to Turkey’s provocations, reports Cyprus Mail.

Anastasiades called for restraint in response to a journalist’s comment that the tension is escalating in Turkey. “Let’s not follow Ankara’s course, that is, provocation,” he said, adding that Cyprus can’t overlook Turkey’s plans and needs to take steps within the scope of international law.

Turkey recently signed with the Libyan government a memorandum on delimitation of exclusive economic zones which both Cyprus and Greece view as a violation of their sovereign rights.

Last week, Anastasiades declared that Cyprus would file a claim with the International Court of Justice to protect its rights.

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