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NICOSIA - The strong ties between Greece, Cyprus and Jordan are based on common principles and values, National Defence Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos said on Wednesday after the first trilateral meeting of the defence ministers of the three countries held in Cyprus.

ATHENS - Insistence by Turkish-Cypriot hardline leader ErsinTatar for two separate states on the divided island have made Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias doubt there will be any resolution to a decades-long dilemma.

ATHENS - Insistence by Turkish-Cypriot hardline leader ErsinTatar for two separate states on the divided island have made Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias doubt there will be any resolution to a decades-long dilemma.

Continuing a stalemate over hopes of reunifying the island, Turkish-Cypriot hardline leader Ersin Tatar - who demanded the world recognize his occupied side of the island - said Turkey will always be a guarantor of security there.

Continuing a stalemate over hopes of reunifying the island, Turkish-Cypriot hardline leader Ersin Tatar - who demanded the world recognize his occupied side of the island - said Turkey will always be a guarantor of security there.

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey is acquiring a new drilling ship to search for natural gas in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, the country’s president announced Wednesday, amid unresolved tensions with Greece and Cyprus over Ankara's offshore energy exploration.

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey is acquiring a new drilling ship to search for natural gas in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, the country’s president announced Wednesday, amid unresolved tensions with Greece and Cyprus over Ankara's offshore energy exploration.

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On Cyprus, Greek Foreign Chief Bemoans Turkish Intransigence

NICOSIA - On a visit to Cyprus on the day Turkey marked the anniversary of declaring an unrecognized republic on the northern third of the island seized in unlawful invasions in 1974, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said provocations should not go unpunished.

NICOSIA - On a visit to Cyprus on the day Turkey marked the anniversary of declaring an unrecognized republic on the northern third of the island seized in unlawful invasions in 1974, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said provocations should not go unpunished.

Scoffing at EU, UN, Turkey Won’t Stop Energy Drilling Off Cyprus

NICOSIA - Undeterred by soft European Union sanctions and the United Nations ignoring Cyprus’ constant pleas to intervene, Turkey plans to continue drilling for oil and gas in the island’s waters.

NICOSIA - Undeterred by soft European Union sanctions and the United Nations ignoring Cyprus’ constant pleas to intervene, Turkey plans to continue drilling for oil and gas in the island’s waters.

UN Hid Turkey’s Demand to Keep Army On Occupied Cyprus Side

NICOSIA - An unpublished but official record of a July 6, 2017 meeting at the Swiss resort of Crans-Montana aimed at trying to reunify Cyprus - which failed - revealed that Turkish Foreign Mevlut Cavusoglu said a Turkish army on the occupied northern third would never leave.

NICOSIA - An unpublished but official record of a July 6, 2017 meeting at the Swiss resort of Crans-Montana aimed at trying to reunify Cyprus - which failed - revealed that Turkish Foreign Mevlut Cavusoglu said a Turkish army on the occupied northern third would never leave.

Dendias Hopes for Clear EU Message to Turkey on Varosha

BRUSSELS - Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias, in a doorstep statement as he arrived at the EU Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels on Monday, expressed hope that the meeting will indicate to Turkey where the EU draws "red lines" with regard to Varosha.

BRUSSELS - Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias, in a doorstep statement as he arrived at the EU Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels on Monday, expressed hope that the meeting will indicate to Turkey where the EU draws "red lines" with regard to Varosha.

Turkish-Cypriot Side Upset Cyprus Building Defense Arsenal

NICOSIA - Cyprus’ push to get more arms has irked the occupying Turkish-Cypriot side of the divided island - where there are 35,000 Turkish soldiers stationed - which has dashed hopes of reunification some 47 years after Turkey invaded.

NICOSIA - Cyprus’ push to get more arms has irked the occupying Turkish-Cypriot side of the divided island - where there are 35,000 Turkish soldiers stationed - which has dashed hopes of reunification some 47 years after Turkey invaded.

Canadian Diplomat Replaces Canadian as UN’s Cyprus Envoy

NICOSIA - Canadian diplomat Elizabeth Spehar, the latest in a long line of United Nations Special Representatives unable to make any headway in dashed plans for Cyprus’ reunification, is being replaced by a fellow Canadian as her term ends.

NICOSIA - Canadian diplomat Elizabeth Spehar, the latest in a long line of United Nations Special Representatives unable to make any headway in dashed plans for Cyprus’ reunification, is being replaced by a fellow Canadian as her term ends.

Dendias: The “Wall” of Nicosia Continues to Divide

ROME - Greek Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Dendias issued a statement on the 32nd anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on Tuesday, referring to what he called the current "wall" in Nicosia dividing the island of Cyprus.

ROME - Greek Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Dendias issued a statement on the 32nd anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on Tuesday, referring to what he called the current "wall" in Nicosia dividing the island of Cyprus.

France Flexes Muscle, Puts Warship in Eastern Mediterranean

NICOSIA — France showcased its military muscle Monday with a tour of its new frigate Auvergne in the eastern Mediterranean, seeking to underscore what the ship's captain said was the importance that Paris attaches to ensuring security and stability in the region.

NICOSIA — France showcased its military muscle Monday with a tour of its new frigate Auvergne in the eastern Mediterranean, seeking to underscore what the ship's captain said was the importance that Paris attaches to ensuring security and stability in the region.

Cyprus: France to Help Migration Talks with African Nations

NICOSIA — France has agreed to help initiate talks between Cyprus and French-speaking African countries for a deal to take back their citizens whose asylum applications have been rejected, the Cypriot interior minister said Saturday.

NICOSIA — France has agreed to help initiate talks between Cyprus and French-speaking African countries for a deal to take back their citizens whose asylum applications have been rejected, the Cypriot interior minister said Saturday.

Cyprus Will Use Israeli Surveillance System On Green Line Border

An electronic surveillance system made by the Israeli military will be used to check for people trying to cross the so-called Green Line that divides the Cypriot capital of Nicosia, including a Turkish-occupied area.

An electronic surveillance system made by the Israeli military will be used to check for people trying to cross the so-called Green Line that divides the Cypriot capital of Nicosia, including a Turkish-occupied area.

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