Exclusive economic zone

EU to cut aid to Turkey over Cyprus EEZ violations, report says

The European Union is considering suspending most high-level contacts with Turkey and cut the flow of funds in protest of the Turkish drilling activities in the Cyprus EEZ, Bloomberg reports.
A range of measures will reportedly be discussed by EU ministers on Wednesday in Brussels.

Athens, Paris, Moscow and Cairo urge Ankara not to violate Cyprus' sovereignty

In its first statement after the official change of guard on Tuesday, the Greek Foreign Ministry condemned Turkey's planned drilling inside Cyprus' exclusive economic zone (EEZ), saying such an action violates international law and further escalates tensions in the region.

Playing with fire

The emerging crisis in the Eastern Mediterranean over Turkey's drilling activities in Cyprus' exclusive economic zone (EEZ) raise the prospect of an open Greco-Turkish conflict to a level higher than anytime since the Imia crisis.

PM lauds EU stance on Turkey

In the wake of what Athens has hailed as a successful European Union summit for Greece and Cyprus, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras warned Friday that Turkey could face consequences from the bloc if it did not desist from its provocations in the Eastern Mediterranean island's exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

Tsipras: Deal with ExxonMobil to be signed, EU sanctions on Turkey key

Amidst mounting Turkish threats around Cyprus and in the Aegean, Prime Minister Alexis has announced that that the government will sign a gas exploration deal with ExxonMobil for blocks of Greece's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) south and west of the island of Crete during the week of 24 June.