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Cyprus Defies Turkey’s Threats; Continues Research into Island’s EEZ

Cyprus defied threats from Turkey and sent the Greek-Cypriot research vessel Nautical Geo to conduct seismic surveys in its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) on Friday. The vessel, under Maltese flag, has entered block 1 of the EEZ, south of Limassol....

Turkey Issues Navtex North of Cyprus, Nicosia Responds

Cyprus responded to a Navtex issued by Turkey on Friday evening announcing new research from seismic ship Oruc Reis north of Cyprus

Does Hardliner's Victory Signify End of Peace Talks in Cyprus?

The victory of Ersin Tatar in the presidential election for the Turkish-occupied northern part of Cyprus on Sunday has analysts predicting further strain with the Cypriot government and a likely end to reunification talks. Tatar, a hardliner, is Recep Tayyip...

War with Turkey Would Mean the End of Greek Cypriots, President Anastasiades Warns

"If we consider a military solution through militarization, this will be the end of Cypriot Hellenism, which I do not want," said President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades on RIK TV, in an interview to be aired on...

Turkey Doesn't Bluff When it Comes to Cyprus, Says British Expert

Dr. James Ker-Lindsay, who is a Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics and is a Research Associate at the Centre for International Studies at Oxford University, maintains that over the past fifty years the Cyprus Problem has...

Turkey's War Games Off Cyprus Alarm the US

*This editorial was originally published in Greek in Hellas Journal  by Michail Ignatiou The international community, with the United States in the lead, is taking action to persuade Turkey to stop its "war games" in the East Mediterranean and its unprecedented bullying...

President Anastasiades: Not Possible to Talk About CBMs When Turkey Continues Provocations

President of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades has raised the issue of the continued Turkish provocations in Cyprus' EEZ, during his meeting on Thursday evening with Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci. He was speaking to reporters after his first meeting with...

A Cypriot Exclusive Economic Zone Exploration Was Extended to 2017

On Monday, The Cabinet of Ministers approved a request by ENI-Kogas consortium for a two year extension on their exploratory activities in Cyprus' Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and in particular in blocks 2, 3 and 9. Speaking to the press...

Greece, Cyprus and Egypt Condemn Turkey's Violation of Cyprus EEZ

Leaders of Egypt, Greece and Cyprus met in Cyprus at the scheduled tripartite summit, which aimed at strengthening the ties of the three countries, in the sectors of economy and security. After the meeting the three leaders held a...

Israel Calls on EU to Mediate in Eastern Mediterranean

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Wednesday, that Israel backs Cyprus' offshore oil and gas drilling despite Turkish objections and that the European Union should act as mediator, according to Cyprus Mail. “We respect the integrity of Cyprus. You...