Nicosia

Turkish seismic research vessel leaves Cyprus EEZ

 Greek President wraps up visit to Nicosia

The Turkish seismic research vessel Barbaros, whose presence within Cyprus?s exclusive economic zone (EEZ)prompted Nicosia to suspend peace talks in October, was on Tuesday reported to be sailing off Turkey?s coast.

Until Tuesday afternoon, the vessel had not yet docked at any port.

Turkish Cypriots say they will halt gas search as Greek president visits Nicosia

Turkish Cypriots said on Monday they were suspending their gas exploration off the coast of Cyprus and that the Barbaros seismic vessel, whose presence within the Mediterranean island?s maritime zone caused Nicosia to pull out of peace talks last year, will soon return to Turkey.

Cyprus wins ECB chief praise on road to renewed growth

Bailed-out Cyprus will return to growth in 2015 following a three-year recession, a survey showed Thursday, after the island won praise from European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi.

An economic review by the small EU member?s second largest bank, Hellenic, said Cyprus could be on course for marginal 0.5 percent GDP growth from a decline of 2.3 percent in 2014.

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