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Cyprus drill ship: EU tells Turkey to avoid damaging actions

The European Union on Monday called on Turkey to avoid threats and “refrain from any actions that might damage good neighborly” ties after Cyprus, a member of the bloc, accused the Turkish military of obstructing a ship exploring for gas. Cyprus is one of several states, also including Israel and …

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Turkey threatens Greece in the Aegean, harasses ENI drillship off Cyprus

Turkey’s top general, Chief of General Staff, Hulusi Akar,  has claimed that Turkey has the capacity to keep the Aegean Sea “under control” while simultaneously conducting its ongoing military incursion, “Operation Olive Branch”, in northwest Syria. “We have the strength to conduct an operation in Afrin and keep the Aegean under …

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Turkey tells Greece it owns the Eastern Aegean Continental Shelf

Turkey is ready to take “all necessary measures” to protect the rights of Turkish Cypriots and Turkey’s ownership of the continental shelf in the eastern Aegean, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Çavuşoğlu tells Kathimerini in an interview. Çavuşoğlu claimed that an area where Turkey is exploring for hydrocarbons – Block 6 …

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Anastasiades re-elected president of the Republic of Cyprus

President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades secured 5 more years at the Presidential Palace, winning Sunday’s run-off presidential election with a comfortable 55.99% of the vote, over 44.01% of the center-left candidate Stavros Malas. Anastasiades, 71, has taken credit for steering the Cypriot economy to recovery after it …

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Strong Russian interest for luxury vacations in Crete and Rhodes

Russian tour operator ANEX Tour announced that the volume of sales of standard packages for Greece and Cyprus has remained stable compared to last year, according to pre-booking data from the Russian market. However, the tour operator has recorded a marked increase in the demand for packages falling under the …

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“Unacceptable” says Turkey angry about Greece-Cyprus-Jordan energy deal

Turkey got angry over the energy deal signed among Greece, Cyrpus and Jordan. And had its mouthpiece, the occupied territories of Northern Cyprus slam the agreement as “unacceptable” claiming  it “ignores the Turkish Cypriots’ essential rights.” Of course, ever since the military invention on Cyprus by Turkish troops in July …

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Will Greek Eurovision winner Elena Paparizou represent Cyprus in 2018 contest?

Is the 2005 Greek Eurovision winner, Helena Paparizou, heading to Lisbon for Eurovision? It seems that the Queen of Greek Pop is considering to represent Cyprus at the forthcoming 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, according to local media reports. Is the cat out of the bag? Will Helena Paparizou represent Cyprus …

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Italy to join trilateral Cyprus-Greece-Egypt energy cooperation

The trilateral cooperation between Cyprus, Greece and Egypt will expand with the participation of Italy, following an initiative of President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades, Government Spokesman Nikos Christodoulides has said. In statements on Wednesday at the Presidential Palace, the Spokesman, said that two months ago, the Cypriot President proposed the …

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Cyprus, Greece and Egypt talk energy and defense in Nicosia

The fifth trilateral Summit between Cyprus, Greece, and Egypt will be taking place in Nicosia on Tuesday. President Nicos Anastasiades , Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will hold talks, which will mainly cover the energy sector and their cooperation as well as the geopolitical …

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Turkey and Russia to launch first Nuclear Power Plant in Akkuyu

Russia and Turkey plan to launch the first reactor at Turkey’s Akkuyu nuclear power plant in 2023, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday. Speaking alongside Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, Putin said the Russian state nuclear agency Rosatom would begin work at the Akkuyu site in the near future. Putin …

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Cyprus talks stall as Turkey insists on EU freedoms for Turkish settlers, no troops withdrawal

UN-sponsored Cyprus talks at Crans-Montana, Switzerland, stalled on Thursday as the Turkish side insists to promote EU freedoms for the Turkish settlers in the occupied north part of the island. The issue triggered the intervention of  Maarten Verwey, Director General of the Structural Reform Support Service of the European Commission, …

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Trilateral Summit between Greece, Cyprus and Israel starts under draconian security measures

Under draconian security measures, the trilateral summit between Greece, Cyprus and Israel started in Thessaloniki on Thursday morning. High on the agenda are energy and security issues in the region, the situation in the Middle East and the Qatar issue as well as the Cyprus and the Palestinian issues. The …

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Turkey threatens Cyprus, oil giants ENI and TOTAL, and to annex Northern Cyprus

In a letter to the United Nations, Turkey’s UN Permanent Representative threatens Cyprus but also oil giants ENI and TOTAL over offshore hydrocarbon exploration in Block 6 in Cypriot Exclusive Economic Zone. Ankara not only disputes the possibility of Cyprus to carry out exploration or give licenses but also declares …

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