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Is Turkey the odd man out as Egypt, Greece and Cyprus cozy up?

Is Turkey the odd man out as Egypt, Greece and Cyprus cozy up?

Egypt and Cyprus appear to be taking quick action on decisions they made with Greece during their December summit that addressed issues including the economy, energy and politics. On Jan. 4, Cypriot Minister of Agriculture Nicos Kouyialis visited Egypt and met with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and a number of Egyptian officials, including the ministers

Israel,Turkey,Egypt,Greece,Cyprus:Geopolitical puzzle game of high risk for 2016

The recent rapprochement between Turkey and Israel makes the geopolitical game around the Eastern Mediterranean more risky and especially its energy sector an even more cloudy sector in which Athens, Nicosia, Ankara, Israel, and Egypt want to invest and put a lot of hope already on it, but every country has a lot of obstacles

Egypt gas offers powerful economic incentives for Cypriot reunification

n August 30, the Italian state-controlled energy company Eni announced the discovery of a “supergiant” gas field off the coast of Egypt. According to initial assessments, the Zohr field contains 30 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of natural gas (equivalent to 5.5 billion barrels of oil), making it the largest ever discovery of gas in the

Eastern Mediterranean alliances: How robust are they?

Troubled relations with Turkey have deepened the alliance between three Eastern Mediterranean countries, Egypt, Cyprus and Greece. A fourth, Israel, is never too far off, with a now well-established Israel-Cyprus-Greece alliance in parallel. Even if just for the image, Egypt prefers to adopt a discreet approach in relation to Israel. After welcoming the President of

Olgun says GC alliances in the region are dangerous

TC negotiator Ergun Olgun has said that the GC side has formed alliances with countries such as Israel, Egypt and Lebanon and was using it to block Turkey and the TRNC. Olgun said ‘we find these alliances very dangerous’ adding that actions such as these only deepened the ‘groupings’ in the region. Speaking to the

All energy questions in Eastern Mediterranean will be addressed when Cyprus question is resolved

ll energy questions in the Eastern Mediterranean will be addressed when the Cyprus question is resolved, said Greece’s former finance and economy minister on Thursday. World Bulletin/News Desk    All energy questions in the Eastern Mediterranean will be addressed when the Cyprus question is resolved, said Greece’s former finance and economy minister on Thursday.   Speaking to The

Egypt & Cyprus freeze out Turkey in possible gas deal #FinancialTimes

Published by: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/90dcafea-74bb-11e4-8321-00144feabdc0.html#axzz3K7T8Qsab Egypt and Cyprus are deepening energy co-operation, as an apparent anti-Turkey bloc emerges in the Eastern Mediterranean – potentially undermining US hopes that the area’s gas finds could reduce regional tensions. At a tripartite Egyptian-Cypriot-Greek meeting in Nicosia on Tuesday, Sherif Ismail, Egypt’s petroleum minister, said Cairo would speed up talks to

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