Tag: hydrocarbons

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EU condemned over action against Turkey following East Med drilling activities

Turkey and the Turkish Cypriots were united in condemnation of the European Union after the bloc announced a series of measures designed to punish Turkey over its drilling activities in the Eastern Mediterranean. TRNC (Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus) President Mustafa Akıncı, Prime Minister Ersin Tatar, Deputy PM and Minister of Foreign Affairs Kudret Özersay […]

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Akıncı ‘dismayed’ by Greek Cypriot rejection of gas and oil cooperation offer

Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) President Mustafa Akıncı has expressed his “regret” and “dismay” after Greek Cypriot political party leaders rejected his offer to work together to exploit potential offshore energy resources by claiming that a solution to the Cyprus problem must come first. Mr Akıncı accused the Greek Cypriot side of acting in […]

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US senators’ bid to lift arms embargo on Greek Cypriots, threaten Turkey, passes Congress hurdle – but with new Russian strings attached

A bill calling on the American government to lift a decades-old arms embargo on the Greek Cypriot-controlled Republic of Cyprus has passed a legislative hurdle – but only after an amendment was added making such a move conditional on denying the Russian navy access to the island’s ports. The Senate’s Committee on Foreign Relations voted […]

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Turkish Cypriots up the ante in offshore drilling rights row

The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) is close to commencing drilling operations in its quest to discover offshore hydrocarbon reserves – in an area that Greek Cypriots also claim they have exclusive rights to – Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Kudret Özersay has announced. Dr Özersay said during an interview with Germany’s Deutsche […]

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Cyprus – unilateralism on hydrocarbons will result in permanent division

  The Greek Cypriot position on hydrocarbons exploitation is that as an independent and sovereign coastal state, member of both the UN and of the EU, the “Republic of Cyprus” has the right to exploit her natural resources, including offshore resources, and agree boundaries with other coastal states in accordance with internationally accepted procedures. Greece […]