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Cypriot President Rejects Blame for Deadly Munitions Blast

Posted October 3rd, 2011 at 9:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Cyprus President Demitris Christofias is rejecting an official report that he is personally responsible for the July 11th munitions blast at a military base, killing 13 people. The report released Monday says the stored gunpowder and other explosives were a time bomb waiting to go off. It says Mr. Christofias was aware that the munitions […]

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Turkish Ship Starts Gas Search Close to Greek Cypriot Zone

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkey says one of its ships has begun searching for oil and gas close to the same area where Greek Cypriots are exploring. Turkish officials said Tuesday the research vessel Piri Reis started its search under military protection in the eastern Mediterranean. Earlier, Turkish Cypriot Prime Minister Irsen Kucuk said the ship had begun exploring, […]

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Turkish Ship Starts Gas Search Close to Greek Cypriot Zone

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 10:14 am (UTC-5)
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Turkish officials say one of its ships has begun searching for oil and gas close to the same area where Greek Cypriots are exploring. The officials said Tuesday the research vessel Piri Reis started its search under military protection in the eastern Mediterranean. Earlier, Turkish Cypriot Prime Minister Irsen Kucuk said the ship had begun […]

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Turkish Ship Leaves to Search for Oil, Gas in Mediterranean

Posted September 23rd, 2011 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A Turkish ship has set sail for the eastern Mediterranean to begin oil and gas exploration in the waters off northern Cyprus. Television footage showed the research vessel Piri Reis leaving an Aegean port Friday. The ship’s departure comes after Turkey and the Turkish Cypriots of northern Cyprus signed a deal Wednesday to explore for […]

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Turkish Vessel to Search for Oil, Gas in Mediterranean

Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 3:27 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkey’s energy minister says a Turkish ship will set sail for the Mediterranean to begin oil and gas exploration. Taner Yildiz said Thursday the research vessel Piri Reis will head for the eastern Mediterranean Friday to explore in Turkish Cypriot waters. Turkey’s decision to dispatch the ship comes after Ankara and the Turkish Cypriots of […]

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Turkey and Turkish Cypriots Sign Oil and Gas Exploration Deal

Posted September 21st, 2011 at 2:11 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkish state media say Ankara and the Turkish Cypriots of breakaway northern Cyprus have signed an agreement to explore for oil and gas in the eastern Mediterranean. The reports say Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the president of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Dervis Eroglu, signed the deal Wednesday on the sidelines […]

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Turkey to Monitor Cyprus’ Offshore Drilling in Mediterranean

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 4:08 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkey has promised to begin offshore oil and gas exploration in the Mediterranean as soon as this week, after Cyprus ignored Turkish warnings and started drilling. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday that the Turkish military would use frigates, aircraft and torpedo boats to constantly monitor developments in the eastern Mediterranean. Earlier, Turkish […]

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Turkish Military to Monitor Cyprus’ Offshore Drilling in Mediterranean

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkey has promised to begin offshore oil and gas exploration in the Mediterranean as soon as this week, after Cyprus ignored Turkish warnings and started drilling. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday that the Turkish military would use frigates, aircraft and torpedo boats to constantly monitor developments in the eastern Mediterranean. Earlier, Turkish […]

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Cyprus Begins Offshore Drilling Despite Turkish Warnings

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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Cyprus has begun exploratory offshore gas and oil drilling in the Mediterranean despite warnings from Turkey. Cypriot energy chief Solon Assigns said Monday U.S. firm Noble Energy has started drilling inside Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone south of the island, close to Israeli waters. Cyprus has commissioned Noble Energy for the project, which has been operating […]

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UN, EU Call for Restraint in Turkey-Cyprus Gas Dispute

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 9:23 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations and the European Union have asked Turkey and Cyprus to show restraint in a dispute over gas exploration rights in the Mediterranean. A spokeswoman for EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton on Monday called on both sides to reach a settlement as soon as possible. Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz warned earlier […]

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