File - In this Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017 file photo, a man sits on a beach as a drilling platform is seen in the background outside from Larnaca port, in the eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias, File)
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Cypriot officials said Thursday that stalled U.N.-backed peace talks to reunite the island cannot resume while Turkey blocks energy exploration off its coast.Italy's energy giant ENI said its ship had been ordered to stop by Turkish ships last week over "military activities in the destination area" as it was on course to commence exploring in block 3 of Cyprus' EEZ.While the Greek-majority Republic of Cyprus is internationally recognized, the breakaway Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is recognized only by Ankara.Turkey and Cyprus have long argued over the eastern Mediterranean, and Ankara has been stringent in defending the claims of Turkish Cypriots to a share of the area's energy resources.
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