"I am very surprised by the recent statements of Turkish officials against an EU member state. Turkey, an EU candidate country, must refrain from threats against an EU member state that also undermine EU's energy security," underlined the EPP President.
"Needless to say, Cyprus is a European pilar of stability in the eastern Mediterranean and, as such, will play a central role in bolstering the EU's energy security," President Martens added.
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