US State Department announced that the plans for Cyprus hydrocarbon exploitation are within the framework of providing energy which the US supports in all countries.
According to Turkish media, the Turkish Administration is pressuring US and other members of the Security Council to react negatively towards Cyprus scheduled exploitation of hydrocarbons in the eastern Mediterranean sea.
The Turkish Cypriot Leader Dervis Eroglu stated today that both the Turkish Cypriots and Turkey have rights over the marine wealth of Cyprus.
The new Foreign Minister of Lebanon, Adnan Mansour sent a complaint to the UN Secretary General stating that Cyprus and Israel are violating Lebanon’s sovereignty with their agreement delimiting the Exclusive Economic Zone between them.
The extraction process for natural gas in the Exclusive Economic Zone of Cyprus will start as early as this September.
The Turkish Cypriot leader according the the Turkish Cypriot newspaper Yeni Volkan, stated at a panel with subject the invasion, that ‘war will break out’ if the Republic of Cyprus proceeds with exploitation of the island’s natural gas reserves. The government’s spokesperson Stephanos Stephanou characterised Mr Eroglu’s statements as unacceptable and dangerous. He added that […]
During his visit in Israel President Demetris Christofias met yesterday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the President Shimon Peres and the Foreign Minister Avigktor Lieberman.