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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...

Cyprus Will Fully Implement Energy Plans: Defense Minister

In an interview with the state-run Cyprus News Agency, the country's Defense Minister Savvas Angelides expressed his view that, following the correct steps without provoking disputes, the country's energy plans will be fully realized. At the same time, he called...

Bulgarian PM: 'Greek-Bulgarian Relations Example for all Neighbors'

Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boyko Borisov stated on Monday that Greek-Bulgarian cooperation serves as an example for other neighbors. These remarks were made during his address to the 3rd Euro-Arab Summit in Athens. "We will always be good friends with Greece...

Turkey's Erdogan Threatens Greece and Cyprus on Cyprus' Independence Day

On the 58th anniversary of Cyprus' independence from the United Kingdom, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that ''in Cyprus and the Aegean Sea no move can be made without Turkey,'' adding that ''those that try to ignore us...

Oil Exploration: Agreement Signed for Greece's Kyparissia and Crete

Officials signed an initial agreement awarding private companies the exploration and development rights for hydrocarbons in sea blocks off the island of Crete and Kyparissia region in Peloponnese's Messinia. Greece's Energy and Environment Minister George Stathakis signed the deal with the...

Opinion: Turkey's New Invasion of Cyprus

Once more the Cyprus government has been caught napping, not having a strategic plan to diffuse Turkey’s anticipated provocations; provocations that have now been put into practice. Like modern pirates, Ankara has sent five war ships with one objective; to...

Cyprus Failing to Plan for Turkish Threats

Last Friday, Ankara’s naval ships invaded Cyprus's territorial waters and stopped the Italian/French ENI-TOTAL gas exploration platform from reaching its destination. In the same period, Turkish military vessels deliberately rammed a ship deep inside Greece's territorial waters off the Imia...

Eni Makes Gas Find in Cyprus

Italian energy giant Eni on Thursday said it had made a "promising" lean gas discovery off the coast of Cyprus, further putting the divided island in the middle of claims of natural resources in the eastern Mediterranean. The company also...