Exclusive economic zone

Cyprus announces drilling barrage

With Nicosia seeking to consolidate its sovereign rights in view of Turkey's stance in the Eastern Mediterranean, Cyprus Energy Minister Yiorgos Lakkotrypis announced on Tuesday that the country will conduct eight drillings, six exploratory and two confirmatory, in specific areas of its exclusive economic zone (EEZ) over the next 24 months, without revealing exactly where.

Cypriot FM briefs US National Security Advisor on Turkish activity in EEZ

Cypriot Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides briefed US National Security Advisor John Bolton on the latest developments regarding Turkey's illegal activities in Cyprus' exclusive economic zone (EEZ) during a phone call on Friday, the Cyprus News Agency (CNA) reported.

Greek FM urges Ankara to stop its illegal activities in Cyprus

Foreign Minister Giorgos Katrougalos called on Turkey to end its illegal acitivities within Cyprus' exclusive economic zone (EEZ) during talks on Thursday evening with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu on the sidelines of a Council of Europe ministerial meeting in Helsinki.

Cyprus president to issue demarche to British PM

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades will issue a demarche to British Prime Minister Theresa May over the "unacceptable" comments made in the British Parliament on Tuesday by UK Minister of State for Europe Alan Duncan, who described Cyprus' exclusive economic zone (EEZ), where Turkey plans to conduct exploratory hydrocarbon activities, as an area whose "sovereignty is under dispute."