Monday, October 20, 2014

Turkey sends a warship to Cyprus... the EU admonishes Turkey

 Following up on this posting-

Russian navy to conduct rocket fire off Cyprus while Ankara sniffs for oil

 I really doubt that the EU wants Cyprus aided by Russia? Considering the campaign against Russia?
Yet, Turkey keeps pushing the energy issue- As in, Turkey wants the resources in the waters around Cyprus- How is this playing into the bigger picture in that area?

As Turkey encroaches on Cyprus the EU tells Turkey "New chapters won't be opened until the Cyprus issue resolved"

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) Cyprus says it's considering additional ways to respond to Turkey's planned gas search in waters where it has already licensed companies to drill.
Cyprus government spokesman Nicos Christodoulides said Monday that further "political, diplomatic and legal" steps are being weighed after a warship-escorted Turkish research vessel sailed into waters off the island's south coast.
The steps will be announced Tuesday after President Nicos Anastasiades completes consultations with party leaders.
Cyprus was split along ethnic lines in 1974 when Turkey invaded after a coup by supporters of union with Greece. Turkey doesn't recognize Cyprus as a state and opposes its offshore energy search.
Matern von Marschall, who is a member of the Committee on the Affairs of the European Union from the Christian Democratic Union/Christian Socialist Union (CDU/CSU), told a small group of Turkish journalists in Berlin that the German government is not going to support the opening of Chapters 23 and 24, which refer to fundamental rights and justice, before the Cyprus issue has been solved.
“We will not disconnect those issues,” he said, adding that this is also the position of the EU, in contrast with Turkey's stance, which evaluates the Cyprus dispute separately.
He made the statement in answer to questions from a few Turkish journalists, shortly after Turkey's fresh EU Minister and Chief Negotiator Volkan Bozkır visited Berlin to tell Germany that Turkey is fully committed to entering the 28-member bloc.
The EU began accession talks with Turkey on 35 negotiating chapters in 2005, but there has been little progress since then, amid opposition to Turkish membership in some EU countries, including Germany, and the unresolved Cyprus dispute.
Asked whether Germany would open Chapters 23 and 24 if Cyprus unblocked them, he said, “This could be possible.”


  1. Look at the way this AP report is phrased! No other nation on earth recognizes the TRNC! Turkey doesn't recognize Cyprus as a state! what a joke!

    It's been proven that the plan to invade Cyprus was well orchestrated and fully signed on the table WELL BEFORE the coup in Greece...The coup attempt in Cyprus just became cover for Turkey, after US approval, to come in and take strategic areas, of course leaving OTHER strategic areas alone (that Britain had already taken)!

    Again, Cyprus is going to be a victim of the truth!

    Sorry Penny, just going on a rant LOL!


    1. No worries Marie
      And between you and I , hopefully we can break through the lies

      Ah, yes, British presence on the island, had you not told me of that I would not have known-

  2. You might find this interesting! Apart from the deals for exploring gas in the UK, TOTAL also made a deal with Cyprus, after a visit from the now deceased CEO to Nicosia last year. (November 2013)

    CYPRUS and energy giant Total signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) yesterday for the development of a natural gas liquefaction facility.

    The two sides will cooperate on the feasibility of an onshore LNG plant to be built at Vassilikos, with due consideration to Total’s views on the structuring and development of the LNG Project.

    This follows the award in February 2013 to Total of exploration and production-sharing contracts for Blocks 10 and 11 of Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone.


    1. I saw that the CEO of TOTAL died.
      But haven't looked into it, any thoughts?

  3. It's the guy who talked of ending the petro-dollar.
    It's also the fourth French global energy company losing its CEO in one week ( EDF's Henri Proglio was replaced by Jean-Bernard Lévy, Luc Oursel of Areva resigned for health reasons, Gerard Mestrallet of GDF-Suez will be replaced by Isabelle Kocher (former Rothschild banker).
    Death by plane smells CIA anyway so just my 2 centimes.

  4. The EU parliament has decided to add Turkey's illegal activity to the program for discussion tomorrow! This is what they said today in answer to a direct question about the ongoing situation.

    Personally it sounds that Turkey is definitely stirring things up on purpose as they continue to move closer to the island and the gas drilling and then away, and then closer again...followed by four (4) Turkish ships incl. a frigate, one of which has no flag apparently!

  5. President of the Republic of Cyprus will now NOT be attending the EU Summit in Brussels as he has been admitted to hospital suffering from 'high blood pressure'!

    Also, therefore, he will NOT meet with Prime Minister David Cameron as scheduled (and requested by Cameron himself)!

    Looks like Turkey will get a free pass again!