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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...

Turkish Vessel ‘Fatih’ To Begin Drilling in East Mediterranean

Turkish Energy Minister Fatih Donmez has announced that the Turkish drilling vessel "Fatih" ("Conquerer") will begin drilling operations in the eastern Mediterranean Sea on Wednesday. The first area where the vessel is expected to drill is located 100 kilometers (62...

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...

EU Warns Turkey To Stay Away From Friction In Cyprus’ EEZ

The European Commission reminds Turkey of the March European Council statement - the highest ranking body within the European Union - on the right of the Republic of Cyprus to explore and exploit its natural resources, including the Exclusive...

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...

Bulgarian Women Arrested For Allegedly Vandalizing Greek Museum Exhibits

Two Bulgarian-Roma women sought by Greek authorities for vandalizing museum exhibits with an oily substance were arrested at the National Museum of History on Sunday. The two women allegedly told police that they daubed the works with oil and myrrh...

Oil Giants Bid For Exploration Off Greece

Two consortia have expressed interest in participating in two Greek oil and gas exploration and exploitation tenders for regions off Crete and in the Ionian Sea, the Hellenic Hydrocarbon Resources Management (HHRM) company has said. The two submissions are from...

Drill Ship Captain Begged Turkish Warship to Change Course

Details of a radio exchange between the captain of the ENI-chartered drill ship Saipem 12000 and a Turkish warship in Cypriot waters have been released. The exchange from Feb. 9 reportedly took place in Block 3 of Cyprus' Exclusive Economic...