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EU foreign ministers to discuss Turkish drilling in Cyprus’ EEZ, Aegean provocations
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EU foreign ministers to discuss Turkish drilling in Cyprus’ EEZ, Aegean provocations

Some have attributed Turkey’s moves to Erdogan's need to divert attention from Turkey's economic crisis and setbacks in Syria and Libya, but they are in line with Ankara’s long-term strategy.

Mitsotakis to meet Trump amidst Turkish provocations in Mediterranean, Aegean, Libya
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Mitsotakis to meet Trump amidst Turkish provocations in Mediterranean, Aegean, Libya

The two leaders are expected to surely discuss the volatile situation created by Turkey in the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean, where US energy giant ExxonMobil has acquired drilling rights in Cyprus' EEZ.

Mitsotakis, Conte discussed the migration crisis, energy cooperation, sign MOU
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Mitsotakis, Conte discussed the migration crisis, energy cooperation, sign MOU

Mitsotakis called for the enforcement of the EU-Turkey statement that lays out Ankara's and the EU's obligations and said EU solidarity must been taken seriously.

European Investment Bank freezes loans to Turkey over Cyprus drilling
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European Investment Bank freezes loans to Turkey over Cyprus drilling

'A review of the Bank’s strategic orientations of its lending activities in Turkey is scheduled for later this year,' an EIB spokeswoman said.

Editorial To Vima: The sanctions against Turkey and us
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Editorial To Vima: The sanctions against Turkey and us

Whether one likes it or not, Turkey holds the key to managing the refugee issue and it is in a position to use it to blackmail whenever it feels cornered.

EU slaps sanctions on Turkey over illegal gas drilling in Cyprus’ EEZ
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EU slaps sanctions on Turkey over illegal gas drilling in Cyprus’ EEZ

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on 29 July will visit Nicosia for talks with Cyprus’ President Nicos Anastasiades. The first foreign trip of any newly-elected Greek PM is to Cyprus.

EU poised to take limited measures against Ankara over illegal drilling in Cyprus’ EEZ
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EU poised to take limited measures against Ankara over illegal drilling in Cyprus’ EEZ

'In light of Turkey’s continued and new illegal drilling activities, the (EU) decides to suspend negotiations on the Comprehensive Air Transport Agreement and agrees not to hold further meetings of the high-level dialogues for the time being,' a draft statement read.

Greece, US blast Ankara over illegal drilling off Turkish-occupied Karpas Peninsula
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Greece, US blast Ankara over illegal drilling off Turkish-occupied Karpas Peninsula

It is the first condemnation of Turkey’s actions in the Eastern Mediterranean since New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis took power and appointed veteran conservative MP Nikos Dendias, an attorney, as foreign minister.

Foreign ministry blasts Ankara’s plans for drilling off Cyprus
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Foreign ministry blasts Ankara’s plans for drilling off Cyprus

'We express our full solidarity with the Republic of Cyprus and yet again call upon Turkey to immediately cease illegal activity and to respect the sovereign rights of Cyprus,' the ministry stated.

Cavusoglu, Erdogan slam Republic of Cyprus, EU over Nicosia’s gas programme
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Cavusoglu, Erdogan slam Republic of Cyprus, EU over Nicosia’s gas programme

Erdogan made thinly veiled threats of force against Cyprus in remarks to journalist on his return flight from China on 2 July.

PM: Greece backed by EU, international community in defending sovereign rights
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PM: Greece backed by EU, international community in defending sovereign rights

'Greece is a sovereign country that is in a position to defend its sovereign rights. There is no scenario under which a [Turkish drilling ship] will drill in the Greek continental shelf because that will be blocked.'

Athens to sign with ExxonMobil for gas exploration near Crete, eyes Cyprus talks
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Athens to sign with ExxonMobil for gas exploration near Crete, eyes Cyprus talks

“We shall continue with a plan that has been studied very well and is linked to the upgrading of Greece’s international role in the broader region and to our decisiveness about exploiting our energy resources,” PM Alexis Tsipras said.

EU leaders slam Turkey’s violations of Cyprus’ EEZ, order list of sanctions
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EU leaders slam Turkey’s violations of Cyprus’ EEZ, order list of sanctions

The June 20-21 summit called on the European Commission and the EEAS to table “without delay” proposed 'targeted measures' against Turkey over its illegal drilling for hydrocarbons in Cyprus' EEZ.

Editorial Ta Nea: Wall
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Editorial Ta Nea: Wall

The argument that perpetuation of the status quo on Cyprus benefits the Greek-Cypriot side or at least will not change the geopolitical realities is collapsing

Turkish foreign minister: Ankara is defending Turkish-Cypriots  in Cyprus’ EEZ
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Turkish foreign minister: Ankara is defending Turkish-Cypriots in Cyprus’ EEZ

'The only thing that we want is to place under guarantee the rights of the Turkish-Cypriot people which are accepted by everyone – the EU, the Greek-Cypriot side, and Greece. Are we asking for too much? It is so simple,' Cavusoglu said.

EU warns Turkey over drilling in Cyprus’ EEZ, seeks counter-measures
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EU warns Turkey over drilling in Cyprus’ EEZ, seeks counter-measures

'Turkey must avoid threats, actions that damage good neighbourly relations, normalise its relations with the Republic of Cyprus and respect the sovereignty of all EU Member States over their territorial sea and airspace,' the GAC declared.

Katrougalos stresses dialogue in resolving disputes with Turkey
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Katrougalos stresses dialogue in resolving disputes with Turkey

'Our country steadfastly follows a policy that is based on respect for international law. Obviously that does not mean giving in to pressure. We steadfastly fend off every effort at revisionism and we insist on resolving disputes through dialogue.'

Ex-PM Simitis urges caution over prospect of new Imia-style crisis
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Ex-PM Simitis urges caution over prospect of new Imia-style crisis

Turkey may consider that this period is opportune for it to impose its views on the delimitation of Greece’s territorial waters and continental shelf.

Editorial To Vima: Erdogan’s provocations, Greece’s divisions
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Editorial To Vima: Erdogan’s provocations, Greece’s divisions

The government and the opposition, trapped in a ruthless political clash just ten days before the European Parliament election, are downplaying or even ignoring Turkey’s evolving and escalating hostility in the region. With constant manoeuvres, Erdogan is disputing the status quo in the Eastern Mediterranean and seeking an opportunity to advance what he views as his interests. He has pressed forward with gas exploration in Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic zone with a rather tepid international response. He formalised his claims by summoning the diplomats of neighbouring countries, including Cyprus, Egypt, and Greece. He is pressing on with huge military exercises and loses no opportunity to violate Greek airspace. If one factors in the tensions in the broader region – with attacks on ships and the open conflict between the US and Iran – it is clear that the situation is becoming explosive. The Greek government’s statements of condemnation obviously do not address the issue, nor does a merely formal alignment of the government and the opposition suffice to confront Ankara’s provocations. Unfortunately, domestic political polarisation does not permit the hammering out of a unified national line that can address current threats and provide a long-term national strategy. Pressured by domestic economic problems and his party’s loss of the Istanbul mayoralty, Erdogan is seeking a way out of his impasse abroad so as to rally his domestic political base. Erdogan is unpredictable and volatile and thus there is a danger that he might provoke a crisis that could easily spin out of control. There is enough military firepower gathered in the Eastern Mediterranean to pose the risk of triggering an explosion at any moment. The leader of the American superpower is also unstable and unpredictable enough to provoke a crisis in the region in order to flex his muscle. Meanwhile, the fact that the European Union is almost paralysed and unable at the moment to take bold decisions further complicates the situation. In Greece, the necessary national understanding is being undermined by the frenzied electoral campaign. The prime minister, who should have taken the initiative to rally political forces so as to forge a national strategy, is preoccupied with his struggle to cling to power at all costs. The result is that Greece is drifting and monitoring events as a bystander instead of seeking alliances and fending off designs and provocations. Though there is absolutely no room for complacency, we are preoccupied with polarising domestic clashes instead of seeking the basis for an understanding at least on national issues that have bedeviled us for decades. The government and the opposition, trapped in a ruthless political clash just ten days before the European Parliament election, are downplaying or even ignoring Turkey’s evolving and escalating hostility in the region.

Editorial: Unity of spirit
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Editorial: Unity of spirit

The government must brief opposition parties and not act secretly, or even worse divisively, as it did in the case of North Macedonia.

Coordinated response to Turkey’s violations of Cyprus’ sovereignty
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Coordinated response to Turkey’s violations of Cyprus’ sovereignty

Athens and Nicosia have submitted their charges against Turkey to the EU, the UN, and Nato and Apostolakis will raise all the parameters of the issue at a 14 May EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting.

Nicosia hopes ENI-Total collaboration in its EEZ may deter Turkish hostilities
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Nicosia hopes ENI-Total collaboration in its EEZ may deter Turkish hostilities

Just one week after Turkey’s announcement that it will begin drilling within Cyprus’ EEZ with the “FATIH” drill ship, Turkish authorities have announced live fire military exercises in a huge sea area surrounding the very small Greek island of Kastellorizo

Editorial Ta Nea: Utmost caution
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Editorial Ta Nea: Utmost caution

The activity of the Turkish marine seismographic survey ship “Barbaros” in Cyprus' EEZ shows that Ankara will yet again use provocations to achieve its goals.

Katrougalos: Cyprus has no energy monopoly in Eastern Mediterranean
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Katrougalos: Cyprus has no energy monopoly in Eastern Mediterranean

'How can one exclude Turkey from an area in which it has a coastal line of many kilometres?' Katrougalos was quoted by Anadolu as saying.

Pompeo to attend Israel-Greece-Cyprus summit in Jerusalem
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Pompeo to attend Israel-Greece-Cyprus summit in Jerusalem

The State Department said that the Secretary will attend the summit to discuss basic energy and security issues faced by the Eastern Mediterranean.

Turkish MPs seek no-holds-barred talks on Aegean, Cyprus gas
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Turkish MPs seek no-holds-barred talks on Aegean, Cyprus gas

'We must solve the problems between us with an honourable compromise as we did with North Macedonia,' said SYRIZA MP Christos Karagiannidis.

Editorial To Vima: The example of Cyprus
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Editorial To Vima: The example of Cyprus

Although the company which conducted the drilling in Cyprus’ EEZ expressed an interest in cooperating with Hellenic Petroleum on exploring Greece’s EEZ south of Crete, nothing has been done.

ExxonMobil, Nicosia announce giant gas find in Cyprus’ EEZ
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ExxonMobil, Nicosia announce giant gas find in Cyprus’ EEZ

Industry consultants Wood Mackenzie said they estimated recoverable resources of Exxon’s field to be 4.55 trillion cubic feet.

Erdogan warning presages tough 2019 in Eastern Mediterranean, Aegean
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Erdogan warning presages tough 2019 in Eastern Mediterranean, Aegean

Erdogan says Ankara is determined to defend its 'rights' on Cyprus, in the Eastern Mediterranean, and the Aegean.

Turkish-Cypriot leader Akinci: ‘We shall not accept minority status’
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Turkish-Cypriot leader Akinci: ‘We shall not accept minority status’

'Political equality' between the two communities in Cyprus has long been in the vocabulary of the UN in settlement efforts, but it has taken on a new meaning now that rich offshore gas and oil deposits have been found in Cyprus’ (EEZ)

Ankara tweets on US-Turkish military exercise that never happened
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Ankara tweets on US-Turkish military exercise that never happened

What had occurred was a joint US-France exercise, to which Turkey was alerted by Nato systems, and Ankara hastened to tie up the adjacent area for a Turkish exercise.

Military analyst maintains US Ambassador Pyatt averted Greece,Turkey clash in Mediterranean
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Military analyst maintains US Ambassador Pyatt averted Greece,Turkey clash in Mediterranean

US Ambassador to Athens Geoffrey Pyatt averted a hot clash near Kastelorizi between a Greek frigate and the Turkish seismic research vessel Barbaros Hayreddin Pasha, military analyst Thanasis Drougos revealed/

Greek frigate Nikiforos Fokas shadows Turkey’s Barbaros near Cyprus’ EEZ
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Greek frigate Nikiforos Fokas shadows Turkey’s Barbaros near Cyprus’ EEZ

Ankara has marshaled the NAVTEX in an effort to dispute Cyprus’ EEZ and the sovereign rights of the Republic of Cyprus, the only internationally recognised state entity on the island.

Signs of normalisation of Greece-Turkey relations in Tsipras, Erdogan talks
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Signs of normalisation of Greece-Turkey relations in Tsipras, Erdogan talks

Cyprus talks, energy issues and Turkey’s hostile activity in Cyprus EEZ, Aegean tensions and implementation of the EU-Turkey refugee agreement were all on the agenda.