Greek Cypriot administration

Turkey says US 6th fleet has not yet arrived off Cyprus

Turkish Presidential Spokesman İbrahim Kalın has stated that the United States’ 6th fleet has not yet arrived off the island of Cyprus, after the Greek Cypriot administration claimed that the U.S. navy will be in the eastern Mediterranean for the protection of Exxon’s drilling vessel from a potential Turkish intervention.

Turkish Cyprus will not allow Greek side to continue exploring gas: Minister

The Greek Cypriot administration will not be permitted to continue engaging in unilateral natural gas exploration activities in the Mediterranean without the consent of Turkish Cypriots, Turkish Cypriot Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Kudret Özersay has said.


Turkey slams Greek Cyprus over gas drilling works as tensions increase in eastern Mediterranean

Turkey has reiterated its determination in not abandoning its rights and Turkish Cypriots’ rights over the rich hydrocarbon reserves off Cyprus to unilateral actions of the Greek Cypriot administration, as news reports suggested Turkish warships have blocked a rig around the island that belongs to Italy’s energy firm ENI.

Ankara warns Nicosia over hydrocarbon-related activities in Cyprus's EEZ

The responsibility for any situation that could arise in the Cypriot exclusive economic zone (EEZ) will be a consequence of "the Greek Cypriot administration continuing its unilateral hydrocarbon-related activities in the Eastern Mediterranean," the Turkish Foreign Ministry has warned.

Turkish EU Minister:Turkey-EU Relations a 'Win-Win'

Turkish EU Minister Omer Celik said on Monday that Turkey's relation with EU was not "a relation of neediness but a win-win relation", Anadolu Agency reported.

Speaking to lawmakers during a 2018 budget debate, Celik said that there was a consensus in parliament for Turkey's EU membership. "This is pleasing for the country's interests," he said.

Clock ticking for Varosha

Speculation over the opening of the fenced-off town of Varosha may lead to that eventuality, but it will take a decade before the first displaced inhabitant gets to return.

This is what a political analyst told the Cyprus Weekly following the furore sparked by signals from Turkey and the Turkish Cypriot side that they are considering opening the once cosmopolitan “ghost town”.

Plan B or what?

What are Turks trying to do in Cyprus? What might be the aim behind Turkish Cypriot President Mustafa Akıncı's decision to allow former residents of three Maronite villages to return to their former homes or heralding thousands of former residents of former touristic resort Varosha suburb of Famagusta that permission for their return might be in the cards?