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Cyprus, Turkey At Odds Over Natural Gas Drilling

NPR | Nov. 23, 2012 10:53 a.m.

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Joanna Kakissis

Negotiations are underway that my lead to Cyprus becoming the fifth eurozone country to receive a bailout. But the small island nation is drilling under the Mediterranean Sea for natural gas. Cyprus could get very wealthy selling the gas but it’s facing opposition from Turkey, which has occupied part of the island since 1974. Reporter Joanna Kakissis has more on a possible showdown in the volatile region.

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