Israel's May 2010 raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla killed nine Turkish citizens and the idea of future Turkish naval escorts raise the possibility of a military confrontation between two major U.S. allies in the Middle East.
In a gentle rebuff, an official said Clinton repeated the U.S. position the internationally recognized Greek Cypriot government had the right to search for gas in the Mediterranean and that this should not undermine talks to resolve the dispute over the divided island of Cyprus.
Turkey's MInister of Foreign Affairs Ahmet Davutoğlu has referred to southern Cyprus' actions as provocation.
Cyprus was split in 1974 triggered by a brief Greek-inspired coup. Current peace talks are the latest in a series of on-and-off consultations to relink the sides under a federal model.
Turkey, the only country to recognize the breakaway state of northern Cyprus, has said any reserves belong to both communities. The Greek Cypriot government has said it will block Turkey's talks to join the European Union as long as Ankara challenges its rights to such energy reserves.
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