EU takes step closer to Turkey drilling sanctions

By |november 12th, 2019|Cyprus, EU sanctions, News, Northern Cyprus, offshore gas, Turkey|

The EU on Monday (11 November) moved a step closer to imposing sanctions over Turkey's drilling for oil and gas off Cyprus by formally adopting a legal framework to target those involved.

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Cyprus to probe how Cambodian elite obtained EU passports

By |oktober 24th, 2019|cash-for-passports scam, Cyprus, News|

Cyprus said on Wednesday (23 October) it would investigate the circumstances under which relatives of Cambodia's prime minister were granted citizenship and did not rule out revoking passports if necessary.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Cyprus to probe how Cambodian elite obtained EU passports

EU condemns Turkey’s military action, stops short of common arms embargo

By |oktober 14th, 2019|arms embargo, Cyprus, Federica Mogherini, News, Syria, Turkey|

EU foreign minister on Monday (14 October) unanimously condemned Turkey’s military action in north-eastern Syria, asking all member states to stop selling arms to Ankara. However, they stopped short of an EU-wide arms embargo that France and Germany had sought.

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Greece calls for more NATO ships to patrol Aegean Sea following Turkey’s Syria offensive

By |oktober 11th, 2019|Aegean Sea, Cyprus, Jens Stoltenberg, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Migration, Nato, News, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, refugee crisis, Syria, Turkey|

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Thursday (10 October) called on NATO to increase naval patrols in the Aegean Sea after a threat by Turkey to open Europe's doors to more than three million migrants.

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EU concerned at migrant wave triggered by Turkey’s planned Syria invasion

By |oktober 9th, 2019|Bulgaria, Cyprus, ethnic cleansing, Greece, Kurds, News, refugee crisis, Syria war, Turkey|

Germany warned on Tuesday (8 October) of a repeat of the chaotic influx of migrants that caught the European Union unprepared in 2015, while Greece, Bulgaria and Cyprus sounded the alarm over a resurgence of arrivals from neighbouring Turkey.

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US warns Turkey over offshore drilling near Cyprus

By |oktober 7th, 2019|Cyprus, Mike Pompeo, News, Northern Cyprus, offshore drilling, Turkey, United States|

There are rules in exploring energy resources in the Mediterranean Sea, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Saturday (5 October), warning Turkey not to engage in drilling activity that is "illegal" and "unacceptable".

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Tensions grow as Cyprus says Turkish drilling ship violates its rights

By |oktober 4th, 2019|Cyprus, EU-Turkey relations, News, Northern Cyprus, offshore drilling, oil and gas, Turkey|

Tensions between Cyprus and Turkey over offshore drilling intensified on Friday (4 October) when Nicosia said a decision to send a ship to an area it had already licensed was a "severe escalation" of Turkish violations of its sovereign rights.

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Greek PM calls for new EU aid to Turkey to stop migrants

By |september 27th, 2019|Cyprus, EU-Turkey deal, Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, News, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, refugee crisis, Turkey|

Greece's new conservative leader on Thursday (26 September) called for the European Union to commit more money to support Turkey to stem the rising flow of migrants.

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Total, Eni stake new claim in Cyprus gas and oil search

By |september 19th, 2019|Cyprus, News, oil and gas industry|

Energy giants Total and Eni have joined forces to explore and exploit another oil and gas block up for grabs offshore from Cyprus, Cypriot authorities said Wednesday (18 September).

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Greek PM urges talks, rejects Turkish refugee ‘threats’

By |september 9th, 2019|Cyprus, EU-Turkey, Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, News, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, refugee crisis, Syrian war, Turkey|

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis rejected on Sunday (8 September) Turkish "threats" to let Syrian refugees come en masse to Europe unless more international aid was provided and called for neighbourly dialogue instead.

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