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Anastasiades could return to the negotiating table after 30th of December

Anastasiades could return to the negotiating table after 30th of December

  The Cypriot government is expected to assess the situation as it evolves until December 30, the date on which the Turkish NAVTEX (Navigational Telex) will expire. Turkey’s NAVTEX, issued on October 3, reserved a large swathe inside Cyprus’ Exlusive Economic Zone (EEZ) for seismic surveys from October 20 to December 30. In October, Cypriot

2014: Hysteria, hype and a few home truths

By Elias Hazou NAVAL blockades, shape-shifting ghost drill ships, gas, then no gas – enough material which Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert would have a field day with if they were covering Cyprus circa 2014. This year closed with something of a buzz kill, after news that the “Onasagoras” offshore gas prospect in block 9

What went wrong in 2014?

 President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu after the joint declaration in February By Yiannis Charalambous IN 2014, a combination of external as well as domestic developments gave rise to cautious optimism regarding the solution of the Cyprus problem. Domestically, this optimism was partly based on the election of Nicos Anastasiades in March

Greek Cypriot government to asses situation after Barbaros

According to Greek Cypriot press reports the Greek Cypriot government is expected to assess the situation as it will evolve until December 30, the date on which the Turkish NAVTEX (Navigational Telex) ends. According to Greek Cypriot press reports the Greek Cypriot government is expected to assess the situation as it will evolve until December

Time for UN and US Officials to Wise Up on Cyprus

Philip Christopher Now let me get this straight: UN and State Department officials are pressing – my country of origin and America’s long-time ally – Cyprus, to agree to Turkey’s latest attempt to steal Cyprus’ large natural gas discovery? Did these officials not hear Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan recently say that the US, “wants

UK reiterates support for Cyprus’ rights over EEZ

The British Minister for Europe David Lidington has reiterated the UK government’s position that it recognises the Republic of Cyprus’ sovereign rights to exploit mineral reserves in its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). According to the Cyprus News Agency (CNA), in a letter addressed to Theresa Villiers, a north London Conservative MP known for her support

Turkey’s Vision of Cyprus as its Satrapy

By Μarios L. Evriviades  Turkey’s vision of Cyprus is that of a satrapy. A Turkish satrapy. It does not extend beyond that. If this thesis is understood and accepted then the past and present policies of Ankara vis as vis Cyprus, be those of the Kemalists or, today as it happens those of the Islamists,

#IKasoulides: Turkey’s attitude still unacceptable

Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides has said Turkey’s attitude to the crisis created over the presence of one of its ships in Cyprus Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) remains “unacceptable.” Speaking after meeting Greece’s Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos in Brussels, Kasoulides said:  “Unfortunately, the Turkish position regarding the crisis that was created by ‘Barbaros’ in the Cyprus

Love thy neighbor #Turkey #Greece

The following words appeared in Greek newspaper Kontranews as a letter written in Turkish addressing Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu during his visit to Greece last week. “Allah has made us neighbors. That is a ‘sign,’ Mr. Prime Minister … had we not squabbled among ourselves, imagine what our peoples could have achieved… Had we

Call to reshape Cyprus peace talks #YiannOmirou

Acting President Yiannakis Omirou said that Cyprus` political leadership must continue its political and diplomatic campaign, in view of the “predatory behaviour” of Turkey, adding that the suspension of the participation of the Greek Cypriot side in the Cyprus talks must be followed by “a resetting of the negotiations.” He noted that the Turkish maneuvers

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