Turkey and Cyprus

Northern Cyprus to eliminate military zone in a ghost town

Northern Cyprus to eliminate military zone in a ghost town

A controversial plan to partially reopen an abandoned resort area in Cyprus’ buffer zone under the administration of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus threatens to further raise tensions within Cypriot communities

Erdogan to give messages to the whole world.

Erdogan to give messages to the whole world.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that he will give "essential messages" to the whole world on a July 20 visit to the Northern Cyprus. "If you cannot put forward this determination, this stance, nobody will …

Two-state solution: is it possible for Cyprus?

Two-state solution: is it possible for Cyprus?

Even as Ankara and Athens reengage in exploratory talks over long-running maritime disputes, Turkey is pressing ahead in its campaign for a two-state solution on the island. Ankara is working with its allies in the breakaway Turkish Republic …

Turkey to send fourth ship to eastern Mediterranean

Turkey to send fourth ship to eastern Mediterranean

Turkey will send a fourth ship to the eastern Mediterranean to conduct seismic research for oil and gas around Cyprus, Turkish Energy Minister Fatih Donmez said. Turkey currently has three ships around Cyprus, …

What caused Turkish-European sanctions war?

What caused Turkish-European sanctions war?

European Union decisions to curb contacts and funding for Turkey over its drilling for gas and oil off Cyprus will not affect Ankara’s determination to pursue energy activities in the region, Turkey's foreign ministry said. …

Gas sets Cyprus apart

Gas sets Cyprus apart

The discovery of gas in the eastern Mediterranean has complicated attempts to reunify the divided island

EU to impose sanctions on Turkey over Cyprus drilling?

EU to impose sanctions on Turkey over Cyprus drilling?

The European Union will put on hold high-level talks with Ankara and negotiations on an air transport agreement, as well as freezing funding for Turkey next year, over "illegal" drilling for gas and oil off Cyprus, according to a draft …

Turkey has no plans to stop drilling operations near Cyprus

Turkey has no plans to stop drilling operations near Cyprus

Turkey will continue carrying out hydrocarbons exploration in Cyprus' exclusive economic zone despite the European Union's negative reaction, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said. "In early May, our vessel Fatih started …

Turkey-Cyprus tension may push EU to freeze talks with Ankara

Turkey-Cyprus tension may push EU to freeze talks with Ankara

The European Union will threaten to freeze talks on an upgraded customs union with Turkey if it does not stop drilling for gas in disputed waters near Cyprus, according to draft conclusions of a General Affairs Council. "The EU …

Cavusoglu: Cyprus talks can succeed

Cavusoglu: Cyprus talks can succeed

Ankara is optimistic about the upcoming Geneva talks on the reunification of Cyprus, the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said after a meeting with the new UN Secretary General António …