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Passing Israeli gas through Turkey unlikely to lead to improved relations

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

Second reunification referendum in Cyprus on horizon

A second simultaneous referendum on Cypriot reunification could take place in early 2016 following negotiations between the two entities’ presidents, a Turkish government source said July 2. “We are at the threshold of an important development,” said the source, who asked not to be named. “The two leaders have started to get into substantial issues.

Cyprus envoy @EspenBarthEide issues clarification

  UN Cyprus envoy Espen Barth Eide issued a statement shortly after he left the island on Wednesday after an interview he gave to the Cyprus News Agency prompted some strong reactions from the government and political parties. The statement read as follows: “The Special Adviser of the Secretary-General (SASG) was interviewed by Cyprus News

Famagusta Initiative:Natural resources should be used as a vehicle to drive a federal solution

The Famagusta Initiative has criticised that whilst the island’s natural resources should be used as a vehicle to drive a federal solution, it is being used as a fighting tool by the sides and this showed the sides real intent. Okan Dagli, who made a statement on behalf of the initiative, assessed the UNSG Ban’s UNFICYP

Nicosia on the offensive over UNSG report:Ban stands behind comments,UN says

By George Psyllides THE GOVERNMENT was on Friday contemplating organising a mission to the United Nations HQ to present its positions and its disagreement with a high-level report, which President Nicos Anastasiades described as an effort to force his return to the negotiating table while Turkey continued to violate Cyprus’ sovereign rights. At the same

Cyprus says no talks while Turkish ships mount a challenge on gas #Reuters

  Jan 5 (Reuters) – Cyprus’s president vowed on Monday to stay away from peace talks with Turkey as long as Turkish ships remained off the island, threatening its right to explore for natural gas offshore. Turkey, which supports a breakaway state in northern Cyprus, dispatched a research vessel to the south of the island

Discovery of New Natural Gas Brings“Cyprus Problem”to Surface #ErtanKarpasya

Britain is serving its own interests in the heightening tension between the Greek Cypriot administration and Turkey over newly-found gas reserves and is undermining its role as a guarantor of the Cyprus constitution The discovery of natural gas reserves under the eastern Mediterranean seabed has recently put the island of Cyprus under the spotlight of