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Burcu sees solution benefits for all

Burcu sees solution benefits for all

A Cyprus solution will revolutionise how Turkish Cypriots are perceived in the global community, says Baris Burcu, adding they will be equal founding partners of an internationally recognised country. Burcu, head spokesman of the office of Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci, was a guest on a live television programme in the north, according to Turkish

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

Israel-Turkey thaw ‘good for Cyprus’

The ongoing efforts at rapprochement between Israel and Turkey could be positive for Cyprus, according to President Nicos Anastasiades. “Any improvement in Israel-Turkey relations, provided they do not affect relations between Cyprus and Israel – and this is the explicit position of my friend the Israeli Prime Minister – on the contrary enhances the interest

Israel-Turkey pipeline it may provide the final push to end Cyprus conflict

Interestingly, this Cyprus challenge also presents an exciting opportunity. A natural gas pipeline from Israeli offshore fields to Turkey will need to transit Cypriot territorial waters. While at first blush this may seem problematic, it may provide the final push needed to bring an end to the island’s 50+ year old dispute. Even as the

Turkey-Israel warming could benefit Cyprus problem solution

By Elias Hazou THE recent deal between Turkey and Israel, which could lead to normalised relations between the two nations since they soured in 2010, could have a positive impact on Cyprus’ own natural gas export plans. Under the agreement reached recently in Switzerland, the countries will discuss the possibility of constructing a pipeline to

Passing Israeli gas through Turkey unlikely to lead to improved relations

The belief that Israeli gas through Turkey will lead Ankara to decide to improve relations with Jerusalem “is not grounded in facts,” an Israeli expert on Turkey told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday. Efraim Inbar, director of the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies at Bar-Ilan University, responding to a report in an Istanbul-based paper saying

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

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