Stephen Gethins MP (Foreign Affairs Spokesperson), on behalf of the Scottish National Party:
“I have written to Jeremy Hunt over Turkey’s drilling operations within Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone. This is a violation of Cypriot sovereignty according to EU and International Law”.
Tom Brake MP (Spokesperson for the Office of First Secretary of State), on behalf of the Liberal Democrats:
Mike Gapes MP (Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs), on behalf of Change UK – The Independent Group:
Michal Chantkowski and Alice Hubbard (International Coordinators), on behalf of the Green Party:
Sir Roger Gale MP (Chair), on behalf of the APPG for Cyprus:
Theresa Villiers, MP for Chipping Barnet, in the House of Commons:
Bambos Charalambous, MP for Enfield Southgate, asking a question to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in the House of Commons on Tuesday 14 May:
Julian Knight, MP for Solihull:
“Turkey must respect International Law and the sovereignty of the Republic of Cyprus and immediately withdraw its drillship from Cyprus’s Exclusive Economic Zone. Turkey’s illegal incursion cannot be justified and only serves to increase tensions in the region. As the Greek Prime Minister told the EU, Turkey must understand that it should sit and discuss instead of continuing its unilateral violations of international law.”
Ms Villiers & Matthew Offord, MP for Hendon, have written to Jeremy Hunt saying that Turkey’s actions are “unacceptable and contravene international law”
Catherine West, MP for Haringey and Wood Green, has also condemned Turkey’s actions.