Stating that he approves the decision of Italian company ENI in the Eastern Mediterranean, Minister of Economy and Energy Hasan Taçoy said “ENI’s decision should also be followed by the other companies carefully.”
In his written statement, Taçoy evaluated the statements of ENI’s CEO Descalzi.
“Turkey is not a state which only follows and makes statements as in the past. The necessary steps have been taken in the Eastern Mediterranean by a proactive policy. I think that ENI’s decision is positive. The Italian company has indicated that they will not be affected by provocation of the Greek Cypriots. We want to stress again that we will not allow any steps to be taken in the Eastern Mediterranean which disregard the rights of the Turkish Cypriots and Turkey. I think that ENI’s decision should also be followed by the other companies carefully” Taçoy stressed.