Jack Straw: We should never have let Cyprus join the EU

Source:Politico Date:08Sep2023

Many of us who had witnessed this process believed there had been serious duplicity on the part of Greek Cypriot negotiators. In retrospect, we could, and should, have put Cyprus’ accession on

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EU’s halloumi diplomacy collides with reality of Cyprus dispute

Source:Financial Times Date:16Apr2021

A tiny victory for Turkish Cypriotes, cheesy article   This week the European Commission decided to give protected status to the versatile squeaky cheese, which is made from varying

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Turkey Seeks to Sideline EU in Maritime Disputes With Greece

Source:Bloomberg Date:27Aug2020

All for a Fistful of Gas   Defense Minister Hulusi Akar called on Thursday for dialogue with Athens without the involvement of third parties. In a televised interview with state-run Anadolu

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US demands that Turkey should cease all activity in Cyprus waters

Source:Middle East Monitor Date:20Aug2019

The US State Department has called on the Turkish authorities to remove its drilling vessels from the territorial waters around Cyprus and to cease immediately any “unlawful activities”. The

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Turkey, Russia, Laying Claim to Mediterranean Off-Shore Gas

Source:Jewish Press Date:29Jul2019

Speculative, but worth sharing   Russian oil companies are contemplating offshore exploration in the Mediterranean in cooperation with Turkey, according to Russian Energy Minister Alexander

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The EU’s relationship with Turkey is failing

Source:the Economist Date:26Jul2019

That might mean threatening greatly increased sanctions, perhaps modelled on those levied against Russia and targeting Mr Erdogan’s allies, as proof of European seriousness. Sanctions relief

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TRNC: All parties would benefit from peace in Cyprus

Source:Yeni Safak Date:15Jul2019

TRNC President Mustafa Akinci  advanced a proposal to resolve East Med drilling tensions. Turkish  daily Yeni Safak interviewed him on the elusive prospects for peace on the divided island:

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Turkey-Cyprus dispute: Why are the two countries arguing over drilling rights?

Source:Euronews Date:26Jun2019

Good background on Cyprus  conflict, as well as EU stane. Note the paragraph:   In a statement on the issue after the European Council summit on Thursday it said it would ask its foreign

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Turkish Cyprus decides to reopen disputed Varosha to tourism

Source:Hurriyet Daily News Date:20Jun2019

The Cyprus conflict escalates with a sudden and unexpected move by TRNC:   The Turkish Cypriot government has decided to reopen Varosha, once a leading tourism destination for Hollywood

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Turkey-Cyprus Tensions Escalate With Naval Exercise

Source:Voice of America Date:18May2019

Former senior Turkish diplomat Aydin Selcen, suggests that beyond the harsh rhetoric, Turkey has a legitimate case and a compromise needs to be found. “There are no realistic projects in

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