Cyprus–Turkey maritime zones dispute

Turkey tracks cable work in Cyprus EEZ

The Turkish Navy is keeping a close eye on the work of the Italian vessel Teliri, which is to lay telecommunication cables within Cyprus' exclusive economic zone (EEZ) that will stretch to Greece and then to Italy. The vessel, which is expected to sail into a potential Greek EEZ in July, is sailing southwest of Cyprus under discreet surveillance by the Turkish Navy corvette Bartin.

Türkiye: NAVTEX south of Rhodes and east of Crete within the potential Greek continental shelf – Greece’s response

This area has been unilaterally and arbitrarily declared to the UN with the well-known Turkish letters as the Turkish EEZ - Turkey yesterday issued another NAVTEX with which it stood against Cyprus

Mitsotakis says Greece will exhaust all possibilities for discussion with Turkey on Aegean EEZ delimitation

A day after Turkey's energy minister announced that Turkey will continue its research drilling in areas of its "own continental shelf" as part of the so-called Blue Homeland doctrine, which asserts Ankara's claims in the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis affirmed that Greece "will exhaust all possibilities for discussion on the delimitation of an exclusi

Erdogan’s comments on Cyprus a blatant distortion of the historical truth, say sources

Greek diplomatic sources have reacted to remarks made by the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan regarding Cyprus.

In a speech he delivered to Turkish military personnel at a dinner Monday, Erdogan not only defended the Turkish invasion of Cyprus but went even further by arguing that if Turkish forces had moved further south in 1974, then Cyprus might be all Turkish today.

The US nod to the prodigal son

In the immediate aftermath of Turkey's invasion of Cyprus in 1974, American foreign policy became focused on three areas: a) preventing a war between Greece and Turkey; b) keeping NATO's southern flank intact; and c) averting Soviet involvement. In other areas, it allowed developments to take their own course, so that a new balance of power was created between Greece, Turkey and Cyprus.