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1. Alan Duncan publishes book ahead of Geneva

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/alan-duncan-publishes-book-ahead-of-geneva

Sir Alan Duncan who irritated Greek Cypriots two years ago when he said sovereignty over waters off the island was 'under dispute' has written a book, in which he says the British High Commissioner felt betrayed by President Nicos Anastasiades...

2. Emergency drills no cause for alarm

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/emergency-drills-no-cause-for-alarm

The Fire Department is warning the public over emergency preparedness drills focusing on evacuation and rescues during earthquakes, saying fire trucks rushing up and down should be no cause for alarm...

3. Anastasiades: Cyprus won't hesitate to veto EU-Turkey customs union

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/anastasiades-cyprus-won-t-hesitate-to-veto-eu-turkey-customs-union

4. 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....

5. 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....

6. 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...

7. 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.” ...

8. 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....

9. 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...

10. Turkey reportedly purchases fourth drillship

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkey-reportedly-purchases-fourth-drillship

Turkish media on Tuesday were reporting the purchase of a fourth drillship by the government in Ankara....

11. Cyprus, UAE sign first military cooperation agreement

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-uae-sign-first-military-cooperation-agreement

Cyprus and the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday signed their first military cooperation agreement as the eastern Mediterranean island nation seeks to bolster relations with nearby countries in the Middle East....

12. Greek, Cypriot and US special forces hold joint exercise

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greek-cypriot-and-us-special-forces-hold-joint-exercise

Special forces from Greece, Cyprus and the United States are holding a joint exercise in the sea area off the naval base at Souda Bay on the southern Greek island of Crete, state-run Athens-Macedonia news agency (ANA-MPA) reports....

13. Cyprus calls on Egypt to assist in persuading Turkey to shift intransigent stance

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-calls-on-egypt-to-assist-in-persuading-turkey-to-shift-intransigent-stance

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades has asked the Egyptian government to exert every effort towards persuading Turkey to alter its intransigent stance and to reverse its unilateral and provocative actions, in view of ultimately easing of tensions in a consistent and sustained manner, allowing the cultivation of a climate that is conducive to facilitating the resumption of the peace process....

14. Turkey at risk of extended sanctions by March, EU source tells Kathimerini

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkey-at-risk-of-extended-sanctions-by-march-eu-source-tells-kathimerini

Ankara could be slapped with more European sanctions depending on the findings of an evaluation report on Turkey expected by March, a senior diplomatic official has told Kathimerini on condition of anonymity....

15. New Chinese Ambassador hails deepening relations with Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/new-chinese-ambassador-hails-deepening-relations-with-cyprus

China opposes any unilateral provocations and actions that undermine the peace and stability of Cyprus and the region and as a permanent member of the UN Security Council, it will continue to play a constructive and coordinating role in facilitating the settlement of the Cyprus problem, UNFICYP’s mandate renewal, and the implementation of relevant UN resolutions, to uphold fairness and justice for Cypriots, China's new Ambassador to Cyprus, Liu Yantao said, presenting on Thursday his credentials to Cyrpus President, Nicos Anastasiades....

16. Cyprus energy designs unaffected by Turkey's provations, President says

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-energy-designs-unaffected-by-turkey-s-provations-president-says

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades said Tuesday that that the Republic, as a sovereign and independent state and despite Turkey’s provocations, threats and illegal activities, is determined to go ahead with the implementation of its energy policy....

17. Dendias warns against appeasing Turkey

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/dendias-warns-against-appeasing-turkey

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias says the European Union should have shown more determination in taking decisions regarding Turkey, breaking ranks with Cyprus’ president who said he was fully satisfied with EC conclusions...

18. Cyprus President 'absolutely satisfied' with EC Conclusions

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-president-absolutely-satisfied-with-ec-conclusions

President Nicos Anastasiades expressed absolute satisfaction with the Conclusions of the European Council regarding Turkey’s activities in the Eastern Mediterranean....

19. EU leaders pull Turkey punch at last minute

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-leaders-pull-turkey-punch-at-last-minute

European Union leaders agreed on Thursday to prepare limited sanctions on Turkish individuals over an energy exploration dispute with Greece and Cyprus, postponing any harsher steps until March as countries sparred over how to handle Ankara...

20. EU leaders weigh sanctions over Turkey’s Med drilling

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-leaders-weigh-sanctions-over-turkey-s-med-drilling-work

Concerned that their credibility is at stake, European Union leaders are set Thursday to give the green light to the expansion of sanctions against Turkey over its exploration of gas reserves in Mediterranean waters claimed by EU members Greece and Cyprus....

21. EU to toughen sanctions on Turkish drilling, draft summit statement says

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-to-toughen-sanctions-on-turkish-drilling-draft-summit-statement-says

The European Union will impose sanctions on more Turkish individuals and companies responsible for drilling in contested waters in the Mediterranean, according to a draft statement prepared for EU leaders to agree at a summit on Thursday....

22. Cyprus calls on Turkey to engage in maritime zone delimitation talks

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-calls-on-turkey-to-engage-in-maritime-zone-delimitation-talks

In an interview with the UAE television channel Alarabiya, defence minister Charalambos Petrides called on Turkey to accept the Republic of Cyprus’ invitation to engage in talks in view of reaching an agreement over the delimitation of the contested maritime zones between the two countries, or alternatively refer the issue to the International Court of Justice....

23. Turkish exploration vessel back in port ahead of EU summit

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkish-exploration-vessel-back-in-port-ahead-of-eu-summit

Turkey’s seismic exploration vessel Oruc Reis returned to port on Monday from disputed Mediterranean waters, less than two weeks before a European Union summit where the bloc will evaluate possible sanctions against Ankara....

24. Cyprus drilling programme to resume in mid-2021

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-drilling-programme-to-resume-in-mid-2021

The Cyprus hydrocarbon exploration programme will resume in the second half of 2021, energy minister Natasa Pilides said Tuesday, noting however that the pandemic has rendered drilling projects “increasingly complex.”...

25. Turkey’s behavior ‘widening its separation’ from EU, Borrell says

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkey-s-behavior-‘widening-its-separation-from-eu-borrell-says

Turkey’s rhetoric on Cyprus is aggravating tensions with the European Union and Ankara must understand that its behavior is “widening its separation” from the 27-nation bloc, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said on Thursday....

26. Cyprus, Israel, Greece agree to boost defense cooperation

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-israel-greece-agree-to-boost-defense-cooperation

The defense ministers of Greece, Israel and Cyprus agreed Thursday to step up military cooperation which they said will keep their armed forces better prepared, help create more jobs and bolster security in a fraught region. ...

27. Cyprus and France conduct joint search and rescue drill

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-and-france-conduct-joint-search-and-rescue-drill

A joint search and rescue exercise took place on Friday off the coast of Cyprus, with the participation of Cyprus and France...

28. EU extends ability to impose sanctions on Turkey

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-extends-ability-to-impose-sanctions-on-turkey

The European Council on Friday issued a one-year extension to its framework for sanctions that could be imposed on individuals and entities responsible for Turkey’s controversial gas exploration and drilling activities in the Eastern Mediterranean....

29. Turkey at focus of Lavrov visit to Athens

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkey-at-focus-of-lavrov-visit-to-athens

The main conclusion drawn from Monday's visit by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov was the mutual recognition that Greece can play a special role in Russia’s relations with the European Union, but also that Athens expects some support for its positions on maritime zones, while at the same time acknowledging the complicated relations between Moscow and Ankara....

30. Greece and Turkey take it down a notch

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greece-and-turkey-take-it-down-a-notch

Greece and Turkey have mutually cancelled military exercises on each other’s national holiday this week, as a gesture of goodwill following a special NATO-sponsored meeting between the two defense ministers...

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