¬†Five vessels from the Turkish military have stopped a drillship commissioned by an Italian company to drill in the waters offshore Cyprus, an official said. The Cyprus News Agency reported the Saipem 12000 drillship commissioned by Eni was stopped by the Turkish military Friday morning as it tried to reach its target in the Mediterranean Sea. A deputy government spokesperson was quoted as saying the drillship was the target of “threats of violence” and the “threat of a collision.” The Italian energy company made a natural gas discovery in what it said was the exclusive economic zone of Cyprus in early February. Eni said the discovery was “Zohr-like,” suggesting it was on par with a major find off the coast of Egypt. Friday’s encounter is at […]