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Turkey Threatens to Extend Gas Mission South of Crete; Counter-Navtex Issued

Turkey announced on Wednesday that its seismic exploration activities in the eastern Mediterranean would continue and could extend south of Crete. “Of course we can carry out exploration wherever we want and we do so. We will continue our work....

Is Cyprus Abandoning Russia?

Cyprus President  Anastasiades' televised news conference recently confirmed the notion that there never was a viable strategic plan to solve the Cyprus problem. It has been nothing but a political charade. After years of talks between the two ethnic communities...

Erdogan Warns Greece, Cyprus Over "Reckless Behavior"

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday warned Greece and Cyprus against "reckless" actions in the eastern Mediterranean, the Daily Sabah newspaper reports. "The reckless behavior of Greece and the Greek Cypriot Administration, by receiving support from several European states...

Emblematic East Med Gas Pipeline 'To Start Soon': Report

Greece, Italy, and Cyprus have reached an agreement with Israel to lay a pipeline connecting the Jewish state’s gas reserves to the three countries, a report in the Times of Israel says. The paper says that the East Med Pipeline...

Expansion of Balkans' Only Liquefied Natural Gas Terminal in Attica

Greece officially opened the third tank for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) on the small island of Revithousa, off of the coast of Athens, on Thursday. George Stathakis, Greek Environment and Energy Minister, spoke at the opening ceremony for the project, saying it was...

EU Approves Greece-Bulgaria Gas Pipeline

The European Commission has made a decision regarding the Greece-Bulgaria Interconnector (IGB) gas pipeline, finding that the plans for its construction and operation were compatible with EU rules on state subsidies. Greek Environment and Energy Minister George Stathakis welcomed the...

ExxonMobil Drillship Sails To Cyprus Amid Turkish Threats

A drillship leased by ExxonMobil continues its journey through the Mediterranean towards Cyprus, where it is expected to arrive on November 12. The Stena IceMax ship has passed the southern coast of Spain, as Turkey was again warning that it...

Anastasiades: We will Cooperate with Turkey on Energy if Cyprus Issue Solved

Cypriot President Nikos Anastasiades expressed Cyprus' willingness to cooperate with Turkey on the exploitation of natural gas in the eastern Mediterranean. Speaking on Friday at the 14th Economist conference, Anastasiades stated that Cyprus and Turkey can collaborate on energy matters...

Turkish Defense Minister Again Threatens Greece and Cyprus

In statements made on Friday, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar continued his recent string of threatening rhetoric directed towards Greece and Cyprus, this time stating that Ankara will not accept a "fait accompli." Speaking at Turkey's National Assembly during a...

Turkey's AKP to Cyprus, Greece: 'Refrain From Actions Against Fatih'

In a warning issued on Wednesday, Ömer Çelik, the spokesman of Turkey's ruling AKP party stated that Greece and Cyprus should refrain from taking any actions against the drilling vessel "Fatih" (Conqueror) in the eastern Mediterranean. Çelik added that Turkey's natural...