Here is where Turkey & Israel come into play.
Recall the big news of Israel 'apologizing' to Turkey? That very strategic, very timely move happened in relation to Syria's destabilization. As I had mentioned it would on numerous occasions. If you're new to my previous claims, become aware here: Israel/Turkey "kiss and makeup" Ominous for Syrian Situation
Yet another reason for the timely apology is relevant to Iran. The impending Israeli attack on Iran.
Flight routes and more. That aspect mentioned most recently in this post: Syrian"opposition" at Arab League. "Requests" US counter SA Airpower , that ended with this comment
It sure is a good thing Turkey and Israel mended fences. And such......
The campaign against Syria, an impending attack on Iran all served by the psyop of the Israeli apology to Turkey. Still, there is more..For Cyprus, a Sudden Need to Play Nice With Turkey
A sudden need to play nice? Why? What has happened that has forced Cyprus's hand in this regard? Read on. Read on.
With its economy in tatters, Cyprus urgently needs to tap its natural gas deposits. But opening the spigot will force the easternmost member of the European Union to make the tough choices it has long been loath to confront.
Cyprus wanted to get it's gas to market without the involvement and enriching of Turkey...Since the discovery of the gas two years ago in nearby waters, Cyprus has been laying plans to get the gas to market by circumventing Turkey, which has occupied the northern third of the island for nearly 40 years
It seems NATO and the EU had other ideas
The second blow came via the banking take down by the EU:But in less than a week, those Cypriot ambitions have been dealt a double blow.
On Monday, Cyprus was forced to shrink a banking sector that could have helped channel capital for vital energy infrastructure as a condition for a €10 billion, or $13 billion, bailout from the European lenders and the International Monetary Fund. The deal fended off an uncontrolled default and the country’s exit from the euro, but snatched away the keys to Cyprus’s prosperity in recent decades.
The first blow came via the Israeli apology to Turkey
Three days earlier, Israel — on whose additional gas Cyprus was relying to turn itself into an energy export hub — mended fences with Turkey. The reconciliation, over an Israeli raid three years ago that left nine Turks dead on an aid vessel bound for Gaza, has opened the way for normal relations between Israel and Turkey that could include direct cooperation in the energy sector, bypassing Cyprus.
The sudden reversal of fortunes implies that fiercely self-reliant Cypriots may need to brush up on their own relations with Turkey to make its gas wealth a reality.
“The saddling of Cyprus with so much debt could be an indirect way of the E.U. pushing Greek Cypriots into some kind of resolution of the Cyprus problem,” said Fiona Mullen, director of Sapienta Economics, a consulting firm based in Nicosia. “If you have to pledge the wealth of future generations to save your souls today, then this puts a premium on making as much revenue out of the gas as fast as possible.”
The saddling of Cyprus could be an indirect way of pushing....???
The saddling of Cyprus with so much debt was a direct blow on Cyprus and the people, delivered via a very big stick, wielded by the EU in collusion with NATO. Let's not dance around this scenario.
The EU crushed Cyprus. Intentionally. The EU acted like a terrorist organization to bring about a desired for political change!
E.U. lawmakers also regard the Cypriots’ desperate need for cash as leverage for a settlement with Turkey, but underline the huge political challenges.
For Cyprus and Turkey, “gas exploration and export could be the coal and steel commodity that united France and Germany after the war”
“The thing that we haven’t as yet seen in the Eastern Mediterranean that we saw after the war here is leadership of a statesmanlike quality that can carry such a deal through,
Both sides have sparred over ownership of the gas, creating another obstacle to reunification rather than an incentive to cooperate.
This explains why Turkey got so hot under the collar when Cyprus pondered putting the gas up as collateral to get a bail out from Russia. I did wonder what the drama was all about at that time. Not anymore.
Cyprus Savior Should Be Turkey Not Russia, Standard Bank Says
Also Turkey has just halted energy deals with Eni, because they were involved with Cyprus
Turkey has decided to suspend energy projects with Italian giant Eni in retaliation for the company’s involvement in oil and gas drilling off the coast of Greek Cyprus
Turkey is now in play. Here comes Israel and that apology:“It is not acceptable that the Greek Cypriot side uses the economic crisis it is facing as an opportunity to create new fait accomplis,” the ministry said in a statement. The “only way to exploit the natural resources of the island” is “the clear consent of the Turkish Cypriot side regarding the sharing of these natural resources,” according to the ministry.
The thaw is mainly aimed at containing the conflict in Syria. Rebuilding trust still could take time. But the move already looks like a game-changer for the region’s energy politics.
“Détente between Israel and Turkey could make the export of Israeli gas to and through Turkey feasible,” said Michael Leigh, a senior adviser with the German Marshall Fund of the United States. “This is among Israel’s most commercially viable export options.”Cyprus’s diminished stature makes “a new Israel-Cyprus-Greece Mediterranean energy corridor or political alignment unlikely,” he said. “All three countries should seek ways to cooperate with Turkey in developing the region’s resources.”
Noble Energy. That name has definitely been mentioned at this blog on a number of occasionsFocusing on hydrocarbons would be a smart move for the Cypriots, who need to diversify their “economy away from dependence on offshore banking” and should “like the Israelis and the Norwegians, develop energy-related high-tech industries,” Mr. Leigh added.A key player is Noble Energy, based in Houston, which is leading the drilling in Cypriot waters, along with Israeli partners, giving both the United States and Israel huge stakes in the find.
The US and Israel come out on top in the crushing of Cyprus and the destruction of Syria.
Turkey gains in a big way!
I have more, but, am out of time and this again is going too long
There will have to be a part 3. Sorry.....