Cyprus talks

Egypt, Cyprus, Greece condemns gas exploration by Turkey

Egypt, Cyprus, and Greece are condemning an "unlawful and unacceptable" bid by Turkey to drill inside waters where Cyprus has exclusive economic rights.

President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi hosted a meeting Tuesday with Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis in Cairo.

Turkey must stop illegal drilling before Cyprus talks say Anastasiades, Mitsotakis

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on his first trip abroad as PM held talks today with Cyprus' President Nicos Anastasiades and the two leaders confirmed that they will pursue Cyprus settlement talks on the condition that Ankara ceases its illegal drilling in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the Republic of Cyprus.