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North Cyprus News - Ban Ki-moon

Ban urges de-escalation of tensions in Cyprus

A statement issued on behalf of UNSG Ban Ki-moon reads that: “The Secretary-General expressed concern over the tensions that have arisen in relation to hydrocarbons ...

Small aircraft crashes into sea after Paphos take-off

A small airplane has crashed into the sea after taking off from Paphos. Wreckage of the plane was seen last night, ‘Famagusta Gazette’ reports. The ...

Turkey’s actions hinder solution to Cyprob: Tugyan

The illegal presence of Turkish seismic vessel ‘Barbaros’ in South Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone (EEZ) for seismic explorations is not the way for the Turkish ...

Theresa Villiers concerned by Turkey’s seismic operations

Britain’s Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers has said Turkey’s intention to carry out investigations for natural gas in [South] Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone ...

Tensions over marine exploration rights in Cyprus increase

South Cyprus accused Turkey on Monday of taking “provocative and illegal” action by sending a survey vessel to an area where the Greek Cypriot government ...

North Cyprus News - President Eroglu

Greek Cypriots do not want to negotiate: Eroglu

Turkish Cypriot President Dervis Eroglu has accused the Greek Cypriot side for finding excuses every time in order to escape from the negotiation table so ...

Bodies from plane wreck in the sea discovered

The remains of the pilot and co-pilot of a small airplane which crashed in the sea on Wednesday, 45 nautical miles south-east of Larnaca have ...

Turkey will continue seismic surveys: Davutoğlu

Turkey has said that it will continue with its gas exploration activities off Cyprus, despite threats from South Cyprus to block Turkey’s current EU accession talks ...

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EU Parliament to discuss Turkey’s seismic ops in November

A discussion of the “illegal actions” of Turkey in [South] Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone will be held during the mini session of the EU Parliament to ...

UK tries to avoid further tension over Turkey in Med

The UK Foreign Office has pointed to the UK’s lack of support of an EU demarche at the UN regarding Turkey’s marine activities in [South] ...

North Cyprus News - Barbaros Hayrettin Pasa

Turkish seismic survey vessel begins operations

Turkey has begun seismic surveys in waters offshore South Cyprus after issuing a NAVTEX (Navigational Telex) notice to mariners advising that it was reserving areas south ...

Anastasiades has no plans to return to the negotiations

Greek Cypriot President Anastasiades has said he will not return to the Cyprus negotiations which he described as “a dialogue of the deaf”, ‘Famagusta Gazette’ ...

Features & Analysis

North Cyprus News - Erdogan

Erdogan may struggle to enhance presidential powers

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, although dogged by debates as to the fairness of the competition, has emerged the winner of the presidential elections ...

North Cyprus News - Launching_dove_peace

Undermining Eroglu’s de-mining proposal

Last week, President Eroglu suggested launching a project to clear the entire island of land mines as a confidence building measure. Laudable and highly symbolic ...