US keen on pentad energy alliance

Washington has begun lobbying several counties in the Eastern Mediterranean – including Cyprus – in a bid to persuade them to create a pentad energy pact that would include Turkey.

According to reports in Phileleftheros on Monday, the US is interested in not only getting behind Cyprus, Israel, Egypt and Greece to push ahead with joint plans to exploit energy in the region but are also keen to involve Turkey into the bargain.

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