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French-Italian Consortium Total/ENI Granted Rights to Cyprus' EEZ Block 7

Cypriot Prime Minister Nicos Anastasiades' cabinet decided on Monday to grant authorization to the French-Italian consortium of energy companies Total and ENI to conduct research and drilling activities in Block 7 of the Republic of Cyprus' Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). The Cypriot...

Premier Tsipras Announces US' ExxonMobil to Conduct Exploration South of Crete

Greek Premier Alexis Tsipras announced on Friday that the Greek government and the American Energy giant ExxonMobil will sign an agreement regarding energy exploration and drilling next week. Speaking to journalists in Brussels following the two-day European Council Summit, Tsipras...

Turkey Issues New NAVTEX off the Coast of Cyprus

Ankara issued a new NAVTEX blocking an area near Cyprus' northern coast on Thursday. Turkey says that it intends to conduct exploratory drilling in the broader area of the Gulf of Alexandretta, using the research vessel ''Rowan Norway.'' ''Rowan Norway'' is...

Greece Condemns Turkey's Illegal Drilling Off Cyprus

The Foreign Ministry, in a statement on Saturday, condemned Turkey's illegal drilling in Cyprus' Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). The Ministry urged Turkey to "immediately stop its illegal activities, to respect the inalienable rights of the sovereign Republic of Cyprus that...

Turkey Sends Letter to UN Declaring Drilling Intentions Inside Cyprus’ EEZ

Media reports disclosed on Sunday afternoon that Turkey sent a letter to the United Nation's (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres on March 28, informing him and the members of the Security Council that it intends to conduct drillings in several...

Turkish Nationalist Politician Threatens Invasion of Cyprus

The leader of Turkey's opposition party Iyi (Good party) on Wednesday threatened Cyprus with invasion following the country's drilling for natural gas in its Exclusive Economic Zone, the boundaries of which are disputed by Ankara. Speaking in the Turkish parliament,...

Greece's Foreign Ministry Slams Turkish Defense Minister

In a strongly-worded statement issued on Thursday morning, the Greek Foreign Ministry responded to the provocative statements made by Hulusi Akar, Turkey's defense minister and a former four-star general in the Turkish armed forces. Akar had previously stated that...

Erdogan: 'Turkey Knows What to Do in the Mediterranean'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has strongly hinted at his intention to start drilling for hydrocarbons in Cyprus' exclusive economic zone (EEZ) again. "Turkey knows what to do in the Mediterranean," the Turkish leader said during a presentation of the plan for...