EU backing sought over Turkish drilling

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades are expected to seek the support of European Union leaders, especially German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron, at Thursday's informal EU summit in Romania over Turkey's plans to drill for hydrocarbons in the East Mediterranean island's exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

Cyprus seeks EU backing to counter Turkey's gas drilling bid

Cyprus says it will rally support from fellow European Union countries and others to counter Turkey's bid to drill in waters where the east Mediterranean island nation has exclusive economic rights.
Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades said Wednesday that he will outline Turkey's actions to other EU leaders at a summit in Romania.

Greece, Cyprus to raise Turkey at EU Council

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras are expected to brief European Union leaders on Thursday at the informal European Council in Romania about Turkey's illegal drilling activities within the Eastern Mediterranean island's exclusive economic zone (EEZ), which the Cypriot leader has described as tantamount to a "second invasion" - after Turkey troops landed

Erdogan against the US, Europe, Israel and Egypt

Greece and Cyprus have responded with calm and caution to the tension being stirred up in the Eastern Mediterranean by a Turkey that feels isolated. At the same time, they are taking advantage of regional cooperation schemes and international alliances that have cross-party and long-term support domestically, and are therefore likely to remain unchanged.

Turkey's drilling bid off island ‘second invasion’

Cyprus' president has called Turkey's bid to drill for natural gas in waters off the island a "second invasion" and a violation of international law.

President Nicos Anastasiades said Turkey's behavior creates "insurmountable problems" in efforts to restart talks aimed at reunifying ethnically divided Cyprus. He said Monday there can be no talks while the island remains under threat.

Cyprus’ new police chief apologizes over serial killer case

Cyprus' new police chief has apologized to the families of seven foreign women and girls who an army captain has confessed to killing.
Kypros Michailides said at a ceremony Tuesday to mark his appointment that he offered the apology because police had failed to protect the victims.
He said those who failed will be held accountable.