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1. Michel says EU will be active observer in Cyprus peace talks

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/michel-says-eu-will-be-active-participant-in-cyprus-peace-talks

The EU remains committed to the resumption of Cyprus peace talks and is looking forward to the informal meeting set to take place in Geneva later this month, where it will participate as an active observer, European Council President Charles Michel said Tuesday after meeting with Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara....

2. Top EU officials head to Turkey in bid to improve ties

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/top-eu-officials-head-to-turkey-in-bid-to-improve-ties

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council chief Charles Michel are headed to Turkey on Tuesday on an official visit aimed at improving ties between Brussels and Ankara....

3. Turkey to resume drilling program in Eastern Mediterranean ‘soon’

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkey-to-resume-drilling-program-in-eastern-mediterranean-‘soon

Turkey will “soon” resume its seismic and drilling program in the Eastern Mediterranean, the country’s Energy and Natural Resources Minister Fatih Donmez said on Friday....

4. Borrell determined to carry out EUCO mandate on Turkey

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/borrell-determined-to-carry-out-euco-mandate-on-turkey

President of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades said clarifications about the EU’s role at the informal conference of Cyprus set to take place in Geneva in late April may arise after the visit expected to be paid to Turkey by EU officials....

5. US-Greece-Cyprus naval training exercise in pictures

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/us-greece-cyprus-naval-training-exercise-in-pictures

Greece, Cyprus and the United States conducted a joint training exercise in naval special forces that ran between 16-24 March off the coast of Souda bay in Crete....

6. EU presidents to go to Turkey next week

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-presidents-to-go-to-turkey-next-week

The presidents of the European Council and the European Commission will meet Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey on April 6, an EU spokesman said on Monday, in the latest sign of improving ties....

7. Biden: I have not given up on the Cyprus issue

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/biden-i-have-not-given-up-on-the-cyprus-issue

US President Joe Biden has pledged that he has not given up on the Cyprus issue...

8. EU27 open up to Turkey but with a caveat

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu27-open-up-to-turkey-but-with-caveat

European Union leaders made good on Thursday on a 2016 promise to deepen trade ties with Turkey, but also warned Ankara to expect sanctions if it restarts exploration over disputed hydrocarbons in the eastern Mediterranean...

9. Cyprus, Greece mount pressure for revision of EUCO conclusions

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-greece-mount-pressure-for-revision-of-euco-conclusions

Cyprus and Greece mounted pressure on Wednesday for a revision of the draft European Council conclusions on Turkey, arguing that they should better reflect the stance taken by the EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell in his recent report....

10. Cyprus rejects EU draft on Turkey which seeks to deepen trade ties

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-rejects-eu-draft-on-turkey-which-seeks-to-deepen-trade-ties

Cyprus has rejected a draft prepared for a summit of EU leaders this week which seeks to deepen trade ties with Turkey, describing it as “totally unacceptable.” ...

11. Germany: Turkey sending wrong human rights signals

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/germany-turkey-sending-wrong-human-rights-signals

Turkey is sending the wrong messages to the European Union by withdrawing from a pact designed to counter violence against women and closing down the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas warned on Monday....

12. Borrell report on Turkey covers all bases

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/borrell-report-on-turkey-covers-all-bases

A report by European Commission Vice-President and High Representative Josep Borrell spells out the 'political and economic consequences' that Turkey will suffer should the country 'not move forward constructively in developing a genuine partnership with the EU'...

13. Anastasiades stays focused on getting EU at Geneva table

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/anastasiades-stays-focused-on-getting-eu-on-geneva-table

President Nicos Anastasiades delved extensively into the substantive role the EU has to play at upcoming Cyprus peace processes during a teleconference convened Friday by the European Council President Charles Michel with EU leaders....

14. US supports Greece, Cyprus, Israel power initiative

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/us-supports-greece-cyprus-israel-power-initiative

The United States is “supportive of connecting distribution grids of mainland Europe to Cyprus and Israel via the EuroAsia Interconnector,” a spokesperson for the State Department said on Thursday, after Ankara on Monday formally protested a memorandum of understanding signed last week between Israel, Greece and Cyprus for the construction of a 2,000-megawatt undersea electricity cable....

15. EU will be present in Cyprus issue negotiations, senior EU official says

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-will-be-present-in-cyprus-issue-negotiations-senior-eu-official-says

The EU will be present at the conference on Cyprus to be convened by the UN in Geneva in late April and at the formal negotiations that may follow, a senior EU official said at a press conference in Brussels ahead of the forthcoming Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) of Monday....

16. Cyprus scrambles to reduce asylum backlog

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-scrambles-to-reduce-asylum-backlog

Interior Minister Nicos Nouris says the government is moving forward with rejections of asylum applications under new, faster procedures to clear a system backlog, with Europe seeking a comprehensive solution and a commissioner calling on Cypriot authorities to investigate illegal pushbacks...

17. Greece, Turkey resume preliminary talks on maritime dispute

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greece-turkey-resume-preliminary-talks-on-maritime-dispute

Greece and Turkey began another round of exploratory talks in Athens on Tuesday, seeking common ground on a long-standing maritime boundaries dispute before a European Union summit later this month...

18. Blinken says US fully engaged on Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/blinken-says-us-fully-engaged-on-cyprus

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says American diplomacy will be “fully engaged” on the Cyprus issue, with Washington calling out aggressive actions in the eastern Mediterranean but also supporting positive developments...

19. Cyprus to assume first Presidency term of EMGF

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cprus-to-assume-first-presidency-term-of-emgf

Cyprus will assume its first official Presidency term of the Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum (EMGF) starting on January 2022, participants at the fourth EMGF ministerial meeting decided on Tuesday....

20. EastMed pipeline could be ready in five years

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eastmed-pipeline-could-be-ready-in-five-years

The EastMed pipeline could be in place in five years, Israeli Minister of National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Resources, Yuval Steinitz, has told the Cyprus News Agency (CNA), describing it as an extremely important project....

21. Athens sees Ankara games ahead of summit

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/athens-sees-ankara-games-ahead-of-summit

Not only did Turkey continue to ignore Athens’ proposals for the next round of exploratory contacts between the two countries on Monday, its Defense Ministry once again revisited the issue of demilitarization of the Greek islands of the eastern Aegean, going as far as denouncing the presence of Greek warships at Kastellorizo....

22. Cyprus-Israel gas dispute deferred to firms

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-israel-gas-dispute-deferred-to-companies

Israel and Cyprus have reached an understanding over gas reserves straddling their maritime border, the Cypriot energy minister said on Tuesday, in a key step towards resolving a nine-year impasse over offshore spoils...

23. Anastasiades, Greek PM discuss Cyprus issue

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/anastasiades-greek-pm-discuss-cyprus-issue

The Cyprus issue was the focus of a telephone conversation between Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades on Monday morning....

24. Borrell: ‘Cyprus problem is clearly an EU problem’

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/borrell-‘cyprus-problem-is-clearly-an-eu-problem

The European Union’s top diplomat Josep Borrell reiterated the bloc’s support for the resumption of talks on a peace settlement for Cyprus, while stressing that the division of the island “is clearly an EU problem.”...

25. Merkel calls for broad-mindedness, compromise in Cyprob talks

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/merkel-calls-for-broad-mindedness-compromise-in-cyprob-talks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed her full support to the informal five party conference on the Cyprus issue, stressing that broad-mindedness and willingness to compromise from both sides are needed in order to make progress....

26. Akar: Turkey determined to defend rights across ‘Blue Homeland’

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/akar-turkey-determined-to-defend-rights-across-‘blue-homeland

Turkey is determined to defend its rights across the “Blue Homeland,” the country’s defense minister, Hulusi Akar, said Friday, invoking an expansionist doctrine that envisages Turkish control over the waters of the eastern Aegean and the northern Mediterranean....

27. Activists say lead pellets threaten flamingos

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/activists-say-hunters-lead-pellets-threaten-flamingos

Conservationists in Cyprus are urging authorities to expand a hunting ban throughout a coastal salt lake network amid concerns that migrating flamingos could potentially swallow lethal quantities of lead shotgun pellets...

28. Cyprus to push for help from Brussels on migration issue

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-to-push-for-help-from-brussels-on-migration-issue

The Republic of Cyprus will make its case to Brussels and other international fora, both at the political and technocratic level, over migratory pressure and the need for assistance. ...

29. Cyprus, India FMs discuss enhancing bilateral relations

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-india-fms-discuss-enhancing-bilateral-relations

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus and the Ministry of External Affairs of the Republic of India held extended political consultations at the highest level this afternoon, under Ministers Nikos Christodoulides and Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, respectively, during which views were exchanged on the further enhancement of the two countries` bilateral relations with particular focus on specific areas, including entrepreneurship, innovation, and tackling the pandemic. ...

30. Turkey, West poised to dance a ‘violent tango,’ foreign policy expert tells K

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/turkey-west-poised-to-dance-a-‘violent-tango-foreign-policy-expert-tells-k

An expert on Turkey and US foreign policy in the Middle East, Nicholas Danforth has collaborated with the German Marshall Fund of the United States, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP)....

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