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#Christodulides:Reunification will bring growth,prosperity,peace & security

#Christodulides:Reunification will bring growth,prosperity,peace & security

Written statement by the Government Spokesman Mr Nikos Christodoulides15/11/2014 Thirty one years are completed today from the day that Turkey and the Turkish Cypriot leadership proceeded to the illegal unilateral declaration of the pseudo-state, in the framework of their policy to make permanent and to legitimize the faits accomplis of the illegal Turkish invasion and

#Turkey calls for a just peace in Cyprus #anadoluagency

Published by: Anadolu Agencyhttp://www.aa.com.tr/en/u/420774–turkey-calls-for-a-just-peace-in-cyprus Turkey’s Parliament Speaker Cicek said any peace agreement should provide equal rights to Turkish Cypriots. LEFKOSA, Cyprus Any peace agreement in Cyprus should provide equal rights to the Turkish Cypriots, Turkey’s parliament speaker said on Friday. “Otherwise peace, just for the sake of peace is not acceptable,” Cemil Cicek said, while on a formal visit to

Rattling sabers in the eastern Mediterranean #dw_english

Energy resources threaten to ramp up tension in the Mediterranean. Turkey and Cyprus have interests in offshore drilling for oil and natural gas, but issues of sovereignty on the divided island have leaders at odds. The rattling sabers were unmistakable. Earlier this week, Turkey’s Naval Forces Commander Bülent Bostanoglu told reporters that the Navy has

Turkish maritime survey activities in Cyprus ‘in breach of international law’

MEPs have passed a resolution strongly condemning Turkey’s maritime survey activities along the coast of Cyprus, saying they are encroaching on the EU member state’s exclusive economic zone. MEPs urged Turkey to withdraw its vessels immediately as their presence constitutes a violation of international law. Turkey has been carrying out oil and gas explorations within

US ambassador calls on Turkey to leave Cyprus’ EEZ

 Published by: inCyprus http://incyprus.philenews.com/en-gb/local-news/4422/42639/us-ambassador-calls-on-turkey-to-leave-cyprus-eez US ambassador to Nicosia John Koenig on Friday said Turkey has to withdraw its seismic survey ship within Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone and cancel its illegal maritime order NAVTEX.Koenig who was talking to state television also dismissed criticism that the US are trying to keep a neutral stand on the region’s new

Turkey denounces EU resolution on Cyprus island

     Published by:  http://www.aa.com.tr/en/u/419953–turkey-denounces-eu-resolution-on-cyprus-island   13 November 2014 12:41 (Last updated 13 November 2014 12:43)   European Parliament to vote on a resolution on tensions between Turkey and Greek Cypriot administration over oil and gas exploration in island’s territorial waters.  ANKARA Ankara will not accept the European Parliament decision on a resolution on a

Natural Gas Fight Dampens Any Optimism for Cyprus Reunification

 Published by:World Politics Review http://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/trend-lines/14428/natural-gas-fight-dampens-any-optimism-for-cyprus-reunification Greek Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos has announced that he will visit Turkey later this month. That comes after Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades suspended peace talks with northern Cyprus last month when Turkey declared plans to search for oil and gas off the southern coast of the island. The island of Cyprus

View: Defusing tensions will only happen through dialogue

Published by: Cyprus Mailhttp://cyprus-mail.com/2014/11/13/our-view-defusing-tensions-will-only-happen-through-dialogue/ THE NEWS that Turkey’s Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu would be visiting Athens on 5 and 6 December for meetings with his Greek counterpart Antonis Samaras was not very well-received in Cyprus. Some of Cyprus’ hardline media were taken aback by the announcement which came only a few days after Samaras’ visit

Oil reserves in the Mediterranean open new front between Cairo and Ankara

  Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi (C), Cyprus’ President Nicos Anastasiades (L) and Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras give a joint press conference following a meeting in Cairo on November 8, 2014. AFP/Khaled Desouki   Published by:Al Akhbar – Wednesday, November 12, 2014 http://english.al-akhbar.com/content/oil-reserves-mediterranean-open-new-front-between-cairo-and-ankara  In the past two days, Egyptian media outlets reported extensively on hostile