An enormous oil slick is drifting in the direction of the Mediterranean island of Cyprus and will attain the island’s north-eastern coast inside hours, Environment Minister Kostas Kadis introduced on Tuesday on Cypriot radio.
The oil leaked into the ocean from a Syrian energy firm a few week in the past, Kadis mentioned.
Countries together with Greece are prepared to assist defend the coast of Cyprus. However, the geopolitical scenario makes the work harder.
Cyprus is split into the Turkish-Cypriot north occupied by Turkish troops and the predominantly Greek-Cypriot-led Republic of Cyprus within the south.
The Karpas Peninsula, the place the slick is headed, is positioned within the Turkish Cypriot north. Cooperation between the 2 elements of the island is minimal.