Turkey And Cyprus

Azerbaijani parliamentary group arrives in occupied northern Cyprus

The Azerbaijani parliamentary delegation arrived in occupied northern Cyprus to commemorate the 47th anniversary of the landing of Turkish troops during their invasion of Cyprus which left 200,000 refugees, thousands killed and hundreds of women raped. Receiving the delegation of the Committee on International Affairs and Interparliamentary Relations of Azerbaijan’s …

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Greek-American groups back Biden on Cyprus

A conglomerate of Greek and American Cypriot organizations sent a joint letter to President Joe Biden encouraging him to hold Turkey accountable for its actions towards Cyprus. In the July 8 letter, the organizations expressed their outrage at Turkey’s illegal reopening of Varosha Beach and President Erdogan’s open statement of …

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Germany backs Turkey in Aegean against EU ally Greece

Portuguese Navy U-214 type submarine, Credit: Pedro Vilela / Wikipedia CC BY 2.0 Greece has denounced Germany for supporting Turkey after Berlin’s decision to sell six new submarines to Ankara, even after the country’s hostile rhetoric. In June, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias called on Berlin to stop arming a …

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Turkey plans more drilling off Cyprus

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu threatened on Thursday that Turkey would start seismic surveys and drilling inside Cyprus’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). In addition, the representative of the ruling AK party officially announced the visit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Cyprus on July 20, which also coincides with …

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Cyprus and Serbia sign disaster protection agreement

Cyprus and Serbia signed a cooperation agreement in the field of disaster protection on Friday. Interior Minister Nicos Nouris also took advantage of his talks in Belgrade to brief his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vulin on the challenges Cyprus faces in terms of irregular migration. Speaking to media in Belgrade, Nouris …

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The best beaches in Cyprus

Konnos Beach, Cyprus. Credit: Kallerna / Wikimedia Commons /CC-BY-SA-4.0 The island of Cyprus has long been known for the exquisite beaches that line the country’s beautiful shores. Cyprus, located on the edge of Europe in the eastern Mediterranean, is also home to an ancient history that dates back thousands of …

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Athens gets improved Turkey project at EU summit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (front) chats with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis (left), next to Bulgarian President Rumen Radev (second from left) and Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis (right) during the ‘an EU summit at the European Council building in Brussels, Belgium, Thursday. [Pool via Reuters] Greece obtained improvements on …

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Tatar announces 344 IPC Varosha requests to date

Turkish Cypriot authorities say they expect 3,000 Greek Cypriots to file applications with the Property Commission (IPC) in the north for their properties in the fenced area of ​​Varosha. There was initial confusion over the exact number of refugees from Varosha who applied to the IPC after Turkish Cypriot leader …

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Mitsotakis and Sissi discuss Cyprus at meeting in Cairo

The Cyprus issue, Turkey’s position on the Eastern Mediterranean, gas cooperation and the situation in Libya dominated Monday’s meeting between Greek Prime Minister Kyriacos Mitsotakis and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in Cairo. According to AIIC, Sisi highlighted the cooperation between Egypt, Greece and Cyprus through the system of trilateral …

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British Foreign Secretary dismisses prospect of direct flights to occupied Turkish part of Cyprus

British Foreign Secretary for the European Neighborhood, Wendy Morton, has rejected any suggestion that the British government authorize direct flights to the occupied Turkish part of Cyprus. “In accordance with the rest of the international community, with the sole exception of Turkey, the United Kingdom does not recognize the self-proclaimed” …

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Turkey’s confused approach to Palestine

As the Holy Land emerges from a new round of clashes, Turkey ratified a comprehensive cooperation agreement with the Palestinian administration that was signed in 2018. As Turkish media tout the deal as an “important milestone “, experts believe that the agreement will have limited practicality. Besides its flashy name …

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A sea of ​​change | Cyprus Mail

June becomes a crucial month for the Eastern Mediterranean and its geopolitics involving Turkey, Greece and Cyprus By Charles Ellinas In a recent Senate hearing, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said ratifying the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) would work in the United States’ …

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AHI: Biden must respond to provocations against Greece and Cyprus with Erdogan | archive, community, associations

WASHINGTON, DC – American Hellenic Institute (AHI) President Nick Larigakis wrote to President Joseph Biden, Jr., ahead of the President’s June 14 meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan described the meeting as an opportunity for ‘significant differences’, and Larigakis presented a set of policy …

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Turkey is preparing to become an energy hub

Turkey has dreamed of becoming an energy hub for decades, and as offshore energy projects in the Eastern Mediterranean expand, it looks like that dream is coming true soon. With the discovery of new offshore gases in the region, Ankara has stepped up its aggressive approach to become a true …

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“Turkish aggression undermines stability in region”, says Christodoulides

Turkey’s aggressive rhetoric is undermining stability and cooperation in the Eastern Mediterranean, Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides said on Friday after the EU Mediterranean Ministerial Summit (MED 7) in Athens. “Unfortunately, we have witnessed aggressive rhetoric from Turkey against an EU member state – especially recently – with threats to resume …

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What is the biggest obstacle in Turkey-Greece relations?

Foreign Minister Mevlüt ÇavusoÄŸlu paid an official visit to Greece last week. The visit was part of efforts to reduce tensions between the two neighboring countries. Turkey and Greece have experienced a tense summer of 2020, mainly due to disagreements in the Eastern Mediterranean. Particular attention was paid to ÇavuÅŸoÄŸlu’s …

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Checkpoints between Free and Occupied Cyprus reopen

Buffer zone barricade near the Ledra Street checkpoint, Nicosia, Cyprus. Credit: Jules Verne / CC-BY-SA-4.0 Cyprus reopened its checkpoints on Friday with the United Nations announcing that restrictions between the Greek and Turkish parts of Cyprus will be lifted. Travel between the Republic of Cyprus and the occupied north of …

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Try the Mediterranean Sizzle Potato Salad

Now that it’s almost officially summer, there’s a good chance you’ll dust off the grill for a barbecue. If you’re looking to spruce up your side dishes with a more holistic approach, consider Yasmin Khan’s lush new book, “Ripe Figs”. It takes readers on a culinary journey through the Mediterranean, …

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‘Northern Cyprus will not be Gaza’

In April 2021, an informal meeting on Cyprus was held in Geneva. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said there was “no common ground” to resume formal negotiations after the talks. Why did the talks fail again and why do European states have to recognize Northern Cyprus as a state before subsequent …

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Turkish mafia boss releases 7th scandal video

Turkish organized crime boss Sedat Peker released his seventh video in a scandalous series about government and organized crime that has 70 million viewers, according to Social Blade. But the seventh video is the most shocking, as Peker alleges the son of a former prime minister runs a cocaine smuggling …

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Russian airlines cut most flights to Turkey in summer

RussiaS7 Airlines joined Aeroflot on Tuesday in its decision to cancel flights to Turkey this summer pending the government’s decision to lift the flight restrictions introduced on COVID-19. Turkey is a destination for millions of Russian tourists every year, and Moscow’s decision to stop flights until June 1 due to …

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Turkish economy is on a steadily declining trend

Andreas Charalambous and Omiros Pissarides In September 2020, when we looked at the negative performance of the once rapidly growing Turkish economy, we felt that the country’s economic policy was at an impasse. Almost a year later, the combined impact of the pandemic and President Erdogan’s current and ideologically motivated …

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President reviews Geneva talks in letters to UN and EU

President Nicos Anastasiades sent letters to the UN Secretary General, permanent and non-permanent members of the UN Security Council, EU institutions as well as heads of state and government of the ‘EU to inform them of developments in the Cyprus issue. In statements to media on Thursday, government spokesman Kyriakos …

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