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Fears Ease Over Attack from Turkish Warships in EEZ

turkey threats cyprusFears of an attack from Turkish warships in the waters around Cyprus have eased following a statement from Defence Minister Demetris Iliades, who said that there are no immediate threats of a military incident in Cyprus' Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).

FM Marcoulis Criticises Commission Report on Turkey

marcoulis against eu report on turkeyForeign Minister Erato Kozakou-Marcoulis has strongly criticised the European Commission's draft conclusions on Turkey's EU membership course, saying that the Republic of Cyprus will not accept the conclusions as they are now.

Hague-Marcoulis Discuss Gas, Turkey Threats

hague marcoulis meetingForeign Minister Erato Kozakou-Marcoulis has opened a direct line of communication with UK Foreign Secretary William Hague, and during a meeting in London yesterday, discussed potential responses in case Turkey proceeds with undersea gas exploration in Cyprus' Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).

Economic, Strategic Moves from Israel, Noble Energy

shimon peres in cyprusUS company Noble Energy has proposed a pipeline running from Israel's Leviathan gas field to an LNG plant it wants to build in Vasiliko along the coastline, just ahead of an historic visit by Israeli President Shimon Peres who is due in Cyprus this evening.

Power Struggle in Commerce Ministry over Hydrocarbons

antoniadou kassinis fightSharp words are being exchanged in public between Commerce Minister Praxoula Antoniadou and Energy Director Solon Kassinis who are locked in a power struggle over gas and oil exploration.

Turkey Sends Third Seismic Research Ship to Cyprus Waters

oceanic challenger cyprusTurkey has sent a third ship - Oceanic Challenger - to do seismic research in Cyprus waters and join the Norwegian-flagged Bergen Surveyer and Turkish vessel K. Piri Reis, said the Turkish government in a statement.

Moment of Truth for UN - Marcoullis

un in cyprusIt is the moment of truth for the United Nations to use preventive diplomacy towards Turkey, which is threatening to explore for undersea hydrocarbons without government permission and has beefed up its naval presence in Cyprus waters, said Foreign Minister Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis at the United Nations Day event on “The United Nations and Preventive Diplomacy”.

Reunification Plan Hangs in Balance on Governance

reunification planWith all chapters covered and a trilateral meeting with UN Secretary-general Ban ki-Moon set for October 30th and 31st, a new reunification plan hangs in the balance on governance and power-sharing issues, according to information after the latest talks between Cyprus' leaders.

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