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Hopes build for an early move on Cyprus

Hopes build for an early move on Cyprus

Optimism is building for a quick resumption of the stalled Cyprus negotiations. With both sides of the island and Turkey starting to implement an undeclared moratorium on hydrocarbons issue, United Nations Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Cyprus Espen Barth Eide, as well as the Turkish Cypriot Foreign Minister Özdil Nami both mentioned resuming talks “within

‘Sovereignty’ versus ‘sovereign rights’

By Jean Christou VARYING interpretations of comments made by UN Special Adviser Espen Barth Eide with regard to Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone (EEZ) caused not only controversy but some confusion on Wednesday. From a legal perspective, the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) states: “In the exclusive economic zone, the coastal

Anastasiades:Greek Cypriot side is doing whatever possible to restart talks

By George Psyllides The Greek Cypriot side is doing whatever possible for reunification talks to resume, President Nicos Anastasiades said on Monday, ahead of a meeting with a United Nations official who will try to get the talks going again after they were cut short last year. Speaking during an Easter lunch he hosted for

Anastasiades:There was no understanding with Turkey on Barbaros departure

There was no understanding with Turkey  on the withdrawal of the seismic vessel Barbaros which left Cyprus almost a week ago, paving the way for a possible resumption of talks, President Nicos Anastasiades said on Saturday. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a sports event in Nicosia, Anastasiades was asked to comment on reports

Turkey’s Energy Minister:All seismic research activities have ceased

Turkey’s Energy and Natural Resources Minister Taner Yıldız has announced that all seismic research activities around the island of Cyprus have ceased following a coordinated effort between all the sides concerned. Yıldız said that the Barbaros Hayrettin Paşa Siesmic Research Ship was currently undergoing repairs at the port of Mersin and would set out for

Ozdil Nami announces the withdrawal of Barbaros from Famagusta today

Turkish Cypriot Foreign Minister Ozdil Nami speaking to BRT news live has announced that Barbaros Hayrettin Pasa seismic vessel will be leaving the port of Famagusta today.   Speaking to BRT, Nami responded to questions on the Cyprus issue. He pointed to the excuses put forward by Anastasiades and one of these was the presence of

Cyprus keep close eye on new Turkish seismic vessel

CYPRUS is keeping a close eye on Turkey after it was announced that a new seismic vessel will start to search for oil and natural gas on behalf of Ankara next week. According to Turkish media, the Mineral Research and Exploration Institute built ship, which can search for oil and natural gas in the poles

Peace talks prospect in Erdogan’s hands

The United Nations as well as officials of both the British and the United States government are upbeat that talks on the Cyprus problem will resume despite concerns that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will send another search vessel into Cyprus’ waters. President Nicos Anastasiades has walked out on talks with the Turkish Cypriot community

Turkish and Greek Cypriots mull mutual steps on drilling to restart talks

  Both the Turkish and Greek Cypriots are considering a halt to exploration activities for hydrocarbon reserves in the Eastern Mediterranean, in order to restart settlement talks for reunification of Cyprus. Turkey’s Barbaros Hayreddin Paşa seismic vessel has taken a break in its activities in the Eastern Mediterranean and anchored off the Gazimağusa harbor as

Efforts for a Cyprus Solution Continue With Determination and Sincerity

  President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades has stressed the government’s will to continue its efforts for a permanent settlement on the Cyprus problem, caused by the 1974 Turkish military invasion on the island, with sincerity, determination and boldness. Moreover, he underlined the need of a peaceful settlement that will give the chance to establish