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EU expresses “grave concern” about Turkey’s drilling in Cyprus EEZ

The European Union has expressed its “grave concern” about the upcoming drilling to be conducted by Turkey in the Exclusive Economic Zone of Cyprus. In a statement issued on Saturday, EU’s High Representative and Vice President Federica Mogherini said that the European Council had “strongly condemned Turkey’s continuous illegal actions …

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Turkey claims Greece tries to misappropriate Libya’s Exclusive Economic Zone

Turkey claims that Greece is trying to steal part of the Exclusive Economic Zone of Libya. Defense Minister and retired Army General Hulusi Akar presented maps to convince about his claim. According to Akar, Greece is trying to misappropriate Libya’s rights to Exclusive Economic Zone bu seizing 39,000 square kilometers …

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Egypt suggests Greece invests in Suez Canal Economic Zone

Egypt’s Foreign Minister, Sameh Shoukry, met on Sunday with the Greek Deputy Foreign Minister Terence Quick to enhance bilateral cooperation and discuss issues of common interest. During the meeting, Shoukry hailed the notable progress achieved in the bilateral relations and the strategic partnership between the two countries, the Foreign Ministry’s …

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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 “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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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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Tsipras to broach Turkey’s aggression, Greek soldiers issue at EU Summit

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, in concert with Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades, intends to raise the issue of Turkey’s provocative actions in the Aegean and Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) during the European leaders’ summit meetings in Brussels on Thursday and Friday, government sources said on Wednesday.  According to AthensNewsAgency, the …

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US State Department recognizes Cyprus right to develop resources in EEZ

The United States recognizes the right of Cyprus to develop the resources in its Exclusive Economic Zone, and discourages any actions or rhetoric that increase tensions in the region, a State Department official has said. The official did not comment directly on Turkish threats regarding the arrival of a research …

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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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Greek, Turkish PMs talk about Halki & the Mosque in Qatar. Samaras to visit Ankara, Mar 5/2013

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras had an informal meeting with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Doha, Qatar. During the meeting that lasted 45 minutes, the two leaders talked about issues of mutual interest between the two neighboring countries like the Theological School of Halki in Istanbul and the opening of …

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