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Greek FM Dendias Charges Turkey "Blatantly Violating" Cypriot EEZ

  In response to yet another instance of Turkish aggression after last week's sharply heightened tensions, Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias once again contacted his Cypriot counterpart Nicos Christodoulides on the phone on Thursday morning to discuss today's events in the...

Turkey Sends Research Vessel Barbaros to Cyprus' Waters

Turkey's seismic research vessel Barbaros has set sail towards Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone (EEZ) to conduct gas exploration. A NAVTEX issued by Turkey on Tuesday states the Barbaros sailed from the port of Tasucu on Wednesday and is headed towards...

Turkey to Begin Seismic Research Over Greek Continental Shelf

Turkey issued an announcement on Thursday declaring it will conduct "seismic research" in a large area of the Eastern Mediterranean which includes parts of the Greek continental shelf and the Cypriot E.E.Z. Turkey said the research will be ongoing in...

New Turkish Provocation: Exploration Ship Sent to Cyprus EEZ

Turkey has continued its provocations in the Eastern Mediterranean, sending the "Barabaros Hayreddin Pasha" exploration ship to waters that are part of Cyprus' exclusive economic zone (EEZ), claiming it will drill for hydrocarbons in the area. Ankara opposes Cyprus' energy...

Greece Slams New Turkish 'Provocation' in the Aegean

The Greek ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement slamming Turkey after it emerged that a Turkish ship will conduct unauthorized seismic research in a section of the Greek continental shelf. This statement follows a series of similarly provocative...

Turkey Sends Research Ship Off Cyprus

Turkey has sent the seismographic ship Barbaros for exploration, along with two support ships, according to a report in Cypriot daily Phileleftheros. At the same time, Ankara has issued a Navtex tying up a large maritime area, which includes part...

Cyprus Plays Down Tension With Turkey, Calls for Calmness

The Cypriot government has called for calmness and has played down tensions with Turkey over the drilling for natural gas dispute in the eastern Mediterranean. Nicosia’s plea comes at a day when, according to reports, Turkey has sent its seismic...

Cyprus Government Reserves Right to Act in Appropriate Manner if Turkey Implements Actions in EEZ

The Government of the Republic of Cyprus reserves the right to act in a way it deems appropriate, in accordance with international law, in the event that Turkey implements actions in the Cyprus EEZ. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued...

Anastasiades: We Have the Will and Determination to Reach a Solution Over Cyprus Problem

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades highlighted that the prospects to resume talks on the Cyprus problem are being created. As he noted, the dialogue between the Greek-Cypriot side and the Turkish-Cypriot community must be free from threats and blackmail, while adding that the Republic of Cyprus...

US Secretary of State Kerry: Cyprus Problem Begging for Solution

US Secretary of State John Kerry said yesterday that the Cyprus problem is begging for an international solution and progress in United Nations-backed peace talks. Speaking before a meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu at the State Department, the US official...