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Historic moments in Cyprus as the two communities open Dherynia checkpoint

Historic moments in Cyprus with the opening of two checkpoints after more than half a century. Officials from both sides, opened two new border crossings Monday for the first time in eight years, the latest push for peace by the two sides after UN-backed talks collapsed last year. Dozens of …

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Ex FM Kotzias files lawsuit for “defamation, intimidation and spreading of fake news”

Former Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias has filed a lawsuit for defamation and dissemination of fake news aiming to undermine him and the Prespes Agreement. The former FM filed a 10-page lawsuit at the Prosecutor of Greece’s Supreme Court. The former minister believes that “legal suits for treason brought against him …

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Threats against Greece as Turkey launches its first oil, gas drilling in Mediterranean

Turkey has launched it first drilling for oil and gas in East Mediterranean, a move to spark new tensions with neighboring Greece and Cyprus. Right at the drilling start on Wednesday, Turkish Energy and Natural Resources Minister Fatih Dönmez warned Greece and Cyprus saying “We will do everything necessary if …

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“Greece, Cyprus and Israel play dirty game against Turkey,” says Erdogan’s

Turkey is furious at the energy cooperation between Greece, Cyprus and Israel. They “play a dirty game against Turkey,” Yigit Bulut, the economic advisor of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said and warned that  “Greece will be destroyed if  there would be a naval combat”  between the two countries.” “Greece is …

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“Greece, Cyprus and Israel play dirty game against Turkey,” says Erdogan’s

Turkey is furious at the energy cooperation between Greece, Cyprus and Israel. They “play a dirty game against Turkey,” Yigit Bulut, the economic advisor of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said and warned that  “Greece will be destroyed if  there would be a naval combat”  between the two countries.” “Greece is …

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US urges Turkey to refrain from increasing tension in Cyprus

The US State Department has urged Turkey to refrain from increasing tension in the East Mediterranean Sea. Commenting on the upcoming drilling off Cyprus, the Department of State said that it discourages any rhetorical action and rhetoric in the region and reminded that US policy on the Cyprus EEZ is …

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Turkey to continue gas drilling around Cyprus, says FM Cavusoglu

Ankara will continue natural gas drilling work around the island of Cyprus to establish the fair sharing resources, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday. “Turkey will not allow unilateral activities [in the Eastern Mediterranean]. We need to protect the rights of Turkish Cypriots with actual steps,” Cavusoglu said …

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Turkey “slams” Cyprus for exploring hydrocarbon in its EEZ

This must be kind of joke of the century stuff. Turkey that illegally occupies the North of Cyprus claims rights in Cyprus Exclusive Economic Zone. Hours after Cyprus invited international companies for off-shore hydrocarbon exploration in the Plot Area Number 7, the Turkish Foreign Ministry issued a statement expressing “concerns” …

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Erdogan threatens “no steps in Cyprus and Aegean without Turkey’s permission”

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan fired new salvos and threatened Greece and Cyprus to no proceed with energy drilling in the Aegean and the Mediterranean Sea. “Those who try to ignore us in Cyprus and the Aegean Sea are endangering their own presence,” he said during a speech at the …

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Cyprus on high alert after two school boys go missing. Have you seen them?

Police in Cyprus went on high alert on Tuesday morning after two boys went missing from an elementary school in Larnaca. There are fear that the boys have fallen victim of abduction. Massive police operation with roadblocks and helicopters underway. Two boys, both 11 years old, have gone missing from …

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Erdogan says Turkey to increase military presence in occupied North Cyprus

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatens to increase Turkey’s military presence in the illegally occupied North Cyprus. Erdogan’s threats come just a few hours before the opening of the annual session of the UN General Assembly, with Secretary General Antonio Guterres to examine the prospects of resuming the negotiations on the …

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Turkish Cypriot man arrested for alleged espionage for Cyprus

A man in Turkish-occupied  Cyprus has been arrested over alleged espionage for Greek Cyprus, Turkish media report on Wednesday. The man allegedly took pictures of Turkish soldiers at the port of Famagusta. According to daily Hurriyet, the “Turkish Cypriot police said they were intercepting the man, identified as Mehmet Besimoğlu, …

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Turkish warships harass Cypriot fishing boat in international waters

Two Turkish warships harassed a Cypriot fishing boat on Thursday and forced it back to Cyprus after threatening to arrest the crew, media report. The Cyprios fishing boat belonging to the company ‘Ta Psarokaika’ on Thursday, while the vessel was in international waters, company head Aristos Aristeidou told Cyprus News …

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Grey Wolves leader & Erdogan’s ally claims “Cyprus is Turkish”, warns Greece

The leader of far-right extremists Grey Wolves and leader of MHP, Devley Bahceli, an ally of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has said Cyprus was Turkish and accused neighbour Greece of playing games in the Aegean Sea, Turkish pro-government Yeni Şafak newspaper said. Bahçeli’s Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) is struggling in …

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US State Dept warns Turkey over violations in Cyprus EEZ

Assistant Secretary of  US State Department for European and Eurasian Affairs, Wess Mitchell,  warned Turkey over harassment of floating drills and violations in the Exclusive Economic Zone of Cyprus. This is not something that the US will allow to go unnoticed, Mitchell said during a speech at Cypriot Heritage Foundation …

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Greece, Cyprus and Malta coordinate to strengthen their voices on shipping

Cyprus, Greece and Malta on Friday enhanced already-close cooperation on shipping matters, at their 6th trilateral meeting, in Nicosia, aiming to strengthen their collective voice in the EU and the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). Natasa Pilides, Deputy Minister of Shipping chaired the meeting with her two counterparts, Greece’s Shipping and …

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Greece out of Eurovision 2018 finals, Cyprus favorite to win

The long white ancient-Greek style dress and the Greek flag painted on her hand palm did not help Yianna Terzi make it to the finals of Eurovision Song Contest 2018. The 37-year-old daughter of popular singer Paschalis Terzis, went to Lisbon, sang and left without nomination. Greek entrance song “Oniro …

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