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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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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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