Nami announced the withdrawal of Barbaros seismic vessel from the region
According to illegal Bayrak television (online, in Turkish, 30.03.15), the self-styled foreign minister Ozdil Nami has announced that the Barbaros Hayrettin Pasa seismic research vessel that has been docked off the occupied port of Famagusta for some time now will in fact be leaving the region, after the withdrawal of the SAIPEM 1000 vessel, which was carrying out drilling activities in the area on behalf of the Republic of Cyprus.

Speaking to “BRT”, Nami said that they decided for the Barbaros vessel to return to Turkey as a good-will gesture and removed the pretexts the Greek Cypriot leader Anastasiades had put forward in order to abandon the negotiating table. “Hopefully the Greek Cypriot administration (translator’s note: as he refers to the Republic of Cyprus) will use this opportunity and return to the negotiating table”, Nami said.

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