Former Undersecretary of US Department of State and member of Turkas Board Matthew Bryza stated that the Greek Cypriot side and Greece are following the wisest route which is through Turkey for the export of sources of the Eastern Mediterranean but he believes that this stance can change in the following process. Bryza said “I have full confidence that a pipeline will be built from Israel to Turkey within a few year”.
Furthermore, indicating that a new process has started in the Eastern Mediterranean, Bryza added that the present political situation constitutes an obstacle to benefit from sources in the region.
Chairman of Damnus Energy and Investment Board of Directors, Nusret Cömert said: “I expect more reconciliatory approach from countries in the region regarding energy resources in the Eastern Mediterranean. Energy resources do not belong to any nation so they should be evaluated as a whole. Exportation of these resources through Turkey is more economic than all alternatives and to the advantage of all sides. If Israel exports these resources through Turkey, she will be taken the best decision in terms of economy. Turkey will transfer the gas so a new energy bridge which goes to Europe will be built”.