EU leaders back Belarus sanctions and warn Turkey over drilling

World Oct 2, 2020

EU leaders back Belarus sanctions and warn Turkey over drilling

EU leaders agreed to impose sanctions against members of the Belarus regime on Friday and fired a warning at Turkey over its gas drilling activities in the eastern Mediterranean. In a summit statement hammered out over more than six hours of haggling, the 27 leaders ...

Cyprus rescues 101 Syrian migrants off coast

World / Social Issues Jan 15, 2020

Cyprus rescues 101 Syrian migrants off coast

Cyprus police said they rescued 101 Syrian migrants sighted on a boat off the Mediterranean island's southeast coast on Tuesday. A patrol vessel located the 33-meter (100-foot) boat 18 nautical miles off the resort town of Protaras. The migrants were brought to shore on an inflatable ...

Turkey-Libya maritime EEZ deal rattles eastern Mediterranean

Business Dec 26, 2019

Turkey-Libya maritime EEZ deal rattles eastern Mediterranean

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan paid a surprise visit to Tunisia on Wednesday to discuss cooperation for a possible cease-fire in neighboring Libya, where Ankara supports the internationally recognized government. The visit comes after Turkey signed an accord with Libya's internationally recognized government last month ...

Turkey will drill for gas until Greek Cypriots accept plan: minister

Business Jul 15, 2019

Turkey will drill for gas until Greek Cypriots accept plan: minister

Turkey will continue drilling for gas in waters off Cyprus if the internationally recognized Greek Cypriot government does not accept a cooperation proposal put forward by Turkish Cypriots, Ankara's foreign minister said on Sunday. Mevlut Cavusoglu said a proposal by Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci ...