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1. Anastasiades fires back at Turkish FM's 'insolent' comments

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/anastasiades-fires-back-at-turkish-fm-s-insolent-comments

Our task is to achieve the suspension of Turkey’s unbridled ambition to impose its own version of international law in order to serve its expansionist policies, President Nicos Anastasiades said Tuesday in response to what he described as “insolent” statements issued by the Turkish Foreign Minister on Monday....

2. Turkey warns it will respond if EU takes fresh measures against it

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkey-warns-it-will-respond-if-eu-takes-fresh-measures-against-it

Turkey will respond with its own steps if the European Union imposes further sanctions on Ankara, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday after meeting the EU’s top diplomat....

3. Berlin to press Ankara over drilling plans for East Med

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/berlin-to-press-ankara-over-drilling-plans-for-east-med

Berlin plans to play an active role, in the context of Germany's presidency of the European Council, in easing tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean where Turkey plans to expand its exploration for oil and gas in contravention of Greek and Cypriot exclusive economic zones...

4. Moratorium on energy plans would be the end of Cyprus' energy prospects, Lakkotrypis says

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/moratorium-on-energy-plans-would-be-the-end-of-cyprus-energy-prospects-lakkotrypis-says

Outgoing Energy Minister Giorgos Lakkotrypis told Kathimerini Cyprus that a moratorium on the Republic’s energy plans due to internal or external instabilities would mean the end of any energy prospects for the country....

5. Anastasiades: Patriotic realism dictates solution through diplomacy, not weapons

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/anastasiades-patriotic-realism-dictates-solution-through-diplomacy-not-weapons

Instead of a catastrophic scenario, we opt for diplomacy, the weapons of international law and Cyprus’ status as an EU member state. This is what is dictated by patriotic realism and rationalism, and not a rhetoric of empty slogans. The coming days are crucial as regards initiatives taken by the EU and the US in view of preventing a potential crisis through targeted measures towards Turkey....

6. Cyprus and Greece FMs discuss ways of dealing with Turkey

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-and-greece-fms-discuss-ways-of-dealing-with-turkey

Cyprus Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides paid an official visit to Greece on Friday to meet with his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias....

7. Aegean tension fueling Berlin concern

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/aegean-tension-fueling-berlin-concern

With Germany assuming the European Union presidency on Wednesday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed concern over developments in the Eastern Mediterranean and Greek-Turkish relations in response to questions from MPs in the Bundestag....

8. Berlin ready to support Cyprus solution process

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/berlin-ready-to-support-cyprus-solution-process

Berlin intends to be supportive if asked to do so by all parties involved in Cyprus settlement efforts, the Ambassador of Germany to Cyprus, Franz Josef Kremp, told the Cyprus News Agency....

9. Borrell says EU ‘determined’ to protect external borders

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/borrell-says-eu-‘determined-to-protect-external-borders

The European Union is “determined” to protect its external borders and Greece’s territory, the bloc’s high representative for foreign affairs, Josep Borrell, said during a visit at Greece’s northeastern border on Wednesday....

10. Turkish FM accuses Athens of shirking dialogue

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/1-turkish-fm-accuses-athens-of-shirking-dialogue

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu dismissed accusations that Ankara is unwilling to seek a solution through talks with Greece, saying that the Greek prime minister needs to “look in the mirror and ask himself where he went wrong.” ...

11. Borell to visit Cyprus, says island rightly complains about Turkey's activities

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/borell-to-visit-cyprus-says-island-rightly-complains-about-turkey-s-activities

Greece and Cyprus have been rightly complaining about Turkey`s drilling activities near their coastlines, the EU’s foreign policy chief Josep Borell said Monday, noting the EU27 are increasingly concerned about the increasing escalations from Turkey....

12. Mitsotakis makes Israel his first destination

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/mitsotakis-makes-israel-his-first-destination

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is traveling to Israel today on his first foreign visit since the coronavirus outbreak. The message is clear, and it is being sent out in several directions. After deepening their mutually beneficial relationship (which is not aimed at any third country) for a decade, Greece and Israel are pushing ties to a new level....

13. Anastasiades asks EC President for greater support

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/anastasiades-asks-ec-president-for-greater-support

In a phone conversation on Sunday evening, Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades asked European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen for greater support in dealing with the multifaceted problems faced by the island....

14. Athens has four deterrence scenarios over Turkey's drilling plans

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/athens-has-four-deterrence-scenarios-over-turkey-s-drilling-plans

In anticipation of a crisis in September, when Turkey says it plans to begin drilling activities in Greece's continental shelf, Athens has elaborated four deterrence plans, while at the same bidding to keep channels of communication open with Ankara....

15. Greece and Italy sign ‘historic’ maritime borders accord

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greece-and-italy-sign-‘historic-maritime-borders-accord

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and his Italian counterpart Luigi Di Maio on Tuesday inked a maritime borders agreement delimiting an exclusive economic zone (EEZ) between the two countries....

16. Anastasides and Merkel discuss Turkish drilling plans, Covid-19 exit strategies

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/anastasides-and-merkel-discuss-turkish-energy-designs-covid-19-exit-plans

President Nicos Anastasiades and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed on Thursday Turkey’s illegal drilling activities in the Cyprus Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), but also touched on the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic, and EU issues....

17. Greek PM says Greece ready for any challenge

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greek-pm-says-greece-ready-for-any-challenge

Amid renewed tensions with Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis stressed on Wednesday that Greece “will face all challenges with consistency, stability, confidence and always with a commitment to international law, as it always does.”...

18. EU top diplomat urges Turkey to respect Greece, Cyprus sovereignty

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-top-diplomat-urges-turkey-to-respect-greece-cyprus-sovereignty

Josep Borrell, the EU’s foreign policy chief, on Tuesday urged Turkey to respect the sovereignty of Greece and Cyprus....

19. Ankara sparks renewed tensions with Athens over claim for 24 blocks

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/ankara-sparks-renewed-tensions-with-athens-over-claim-for-24-blocks

Ankara on Tuesday responded to a complaint from Athens concerning a map published in the Turkish government’s gazette outlining areas where Turkish Petroleum Corporation (TPAO) has applied for exploration licenses, including several within Greece’s continental shelf, by insisting that these areas are within the boundaries Turkey has submitted to the United Nations. ...

20. EastMed a project of major geostrategic importance, Hatzidakis says

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eastmed-a-project-of-major-geostrategic-importance-hatzidakis-says

Lawmakers in Athens on Monday ratified, at the committee level, a deal for an undersea pipeline to carry gas from new offshore deposits in the southeastern Mediterranean to continental Europe signed by Greece, Cyprus and Israel earlier in the year....

21. Drilling activities in Cyprus EEZ postponed until 2021

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/drilling-activities-in-cyprus-eez-postponed-until-2021

After ExxonMobil recently postponed drillings scheduled for 2020 in the Cyprus Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), the Italian-French ENI-TOTAL drilling consortium followed suit, it emerged on Monday....

22. Turkey: ‘Maximalist and uncompromising attitude’ of Greece and Cyprus threatens regional peace

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkey-‘maximalist-and-uncompromising-attitude-of-greece-and-cyprus-threatens-regional-peace

Turkey has reacted to Greece’s condemnation Tuesday of the country’s newly declared drilling within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) and continental shelf of the Republic of Cyprus....

23. Greece condemns Turkey’s drilling intentions in Cyprus’ EEZ

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greece-condemns-turkey-s-drilling-intentions-in-cyprus-eez

Greece on Tuesday condemned Turkey’s announced intention to continue drilling inside Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone (EEZ), saying it ignores calls by the international community to respect international law....

24. ExxonMobil puts Cyprus plans on hold

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/exxonmobil-puts-cyprus-plans-on-hold

ExxonMobil's crucial drilling plans to confirm a large gas deposit south of Cyprus have been put on hold, with a local media report citing delays due to the coronavirus pandemic...

25. EU bans two Turks over drilling off Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-bans-two-turks-over-drilling-off-cyprus

The European Union has imposed sanctions on two Turkish nationals in connection with their company’s drilling activities off Cyprus...

26. French frigate 'Auvergne' joins Cypriot- French search and rescue drill

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/french-frigate-auvergne-joins-cypriot-french-search-and-rescue-drill

Cyprus and France held a joint Search and Rescue (SAR) exercise on Tuesday off the coast of Cyprus, with the participation of SAR Units and personnel of the Republic of Cyprus and France. The French frigate 'Auvergne' also took part in the drill....

27. France stands by Greece and Cyprus, says French Defense Minister

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/france-stands-by-greece-and-cyprus-says-french-defense-minister

France will stand by Greece and Cyprus, supporting both in their disputes with Turkey over maritime zones in the Mediterranean, French Defence Minister Florence Parly was quoted saying in a Greek newspaper on Sunday....

28. Cyprus and Norway prepare to sign energy MoU

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-and-norway-prepare-to-sign-energy-mou

Cyprus and Norway began preparations on Friday to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on energy issues, that will contain provisions for the exchange of expertise in relation to the national hydrocarbon fund (sovereign fund), among other things....

29. Pressed in Syria, Turkey ups the ante in the East Med

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/pressed-in-syria-turkey-ups-the-ante-in-the-east-med

30. Hydrocarbon exploration in Cyprus EEZ on track, minister says

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/hydrocarbon-exploration-in-cyprus-eez-on-track-minister-says

A French-Italian consortium between oil giants Total and ENI will start drilling in Block 6 of Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone on schedule in April despite an “escalation” in tension from Turkey, Cypriot Energy Minister Giorgos Lakkotrypis has said....

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