Official Statements

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Regarding unilateral exploration activities of the Greek Cypriot Administration in the Eastern Mediterranean

Following the expiration of the deadline announced in the Navigational Telex issued by Turkey on behalf of our Government regarding the activities of the seismic exploration vessel Barbaros Hayreddin Paşa (BHP), it was expected that the Greek Cypriot Administration (GCA) would end its unilateral drilling activities in the Eastern Mediterranean. However, despite our good will [...]
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Regarding one-sided initiatives of the Greek Cypriot administration

The Minister of Energy, Trade, Industry and Tourism of the Greek Cypriot Administration of South Cyprus has made a joint statement with his Greek and Egyptian counterparts on 25 November 2014 following their meeting regarding the hydrocarbon reserves in the Eastern Mediterranean. These actions and continuing one-sided initiatives of the Greek Cypriot side taken on [...]
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Regarding the conclusions of the EU Leaders Summit

The call made in the paragraph on Cyprus in the conclusions of the EU Leaders Summit, which took place on 23-24 October 2014, to respect the sovereign rights of the so-called “Republic of Cyprus” over its territorial waters and exclusive economic zone, is an unfortunate statement which is not in line with the realities on [...]
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Press Statement regarding the illegal hydrocarbon exploration activities of the Greek Cypriot Administration in the Eastern Mediterranean

At a time when the negotiations are ongoing, the commencement of drilling activities by the Greek Cypriot Administration within the framework of its illegal hydrocarbon exploration activities carried out in the Eastern Mediterranean in Parcel 9 allegedly situated in its so-called Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and carried out by a Bahamas registered ship named SAIPEM [...]