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Sisi said ‘stop’ to Blue Homeland in the eastern Mediterranean – Turkish Minute

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s warm handshake with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi during the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar is likely to accelerate the process launched in 2021 to restore diplomatic relations between the two countries, which had been downgraded to the level of chargé d’affaires in 2013. However, el-Sisi …

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Turkey-Libya energy accord riles Mediterranean waters – GIS

Egypt and Greece are calling on Turkey and Libya to scrap an energy exploration agreement that critics say violates exclusive economic zones off the Mediterranean coast. In a nutshell On October 3, Libya and Turkey signed yet another memorandum of understanding (MoU) regarding future bilateral scientific, technical, legal, administrative and trade cooperation on land and …

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Egypt-Libya-Greece gas pipeline: a new alternative route for blue gold? | Nova News

The idea is to build two gas pipelines, in addition to the current pipeline with Italy: one to connect the North African country to Greece through the Mediterranean, while the other should reach the gas terminals of Damietta, Egypt, approximately 200 kilometers north of Cairo La Libya is studying a new, ambitious project that could …

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The Libyan EEZ challenge – JNS.org

Israel should reject Turkey’s claims in the Eastern Mediterranean. (November 23, 2022 / Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security) Israel’s recent rapprochement with Turkey need not preclude Jerusalem taking a firm stand on Ankara’s claims in the Eastern Mediterranean. Indeed, Israel must again reject the Memorandum of Understanding signed in October between Turkey and the …

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Egypt, Greece, Cyprus sign power linkage agreement in Athens – Ahram Online

The ninth trilateral summit, focusing on energy and boosting trilateral cooperation, is part of a cooperation mechanism launched in 2014 between the three countries. Egypt on Saturday signed an accord with Cyprus on linkage between the two countries’ electricity transmission networks. Two days earlier, Egypt also signed with Greece an agreement on an undersea cable …

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Egyptian, Cypriot, Greek defence ministers sign statement in support of security cooperation – Ahram Online

During the Fifth Trilateral Defence Ministers Meeting, Egypt’s Minister of Defence and Military Production Mohamed Zaki highlighted the importance of supporting cooperation and partnership between Egypt, Cyprus and Greece to achieve security and stability in the Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean regions, Egyptian Armed Forces spokesman Gharib Abdel-Hafez said in a statement.

He hailed the fruitful relations witnessed recently between the three countries, who have a unified vision on issues of mutual concern, the statement said.

Cyprus has gas for Europe. A decades-old conflict is keeping it untouched. – POLITICO

In Europe’s frantic search to end its dependence on Russian energy, there’s an untapped resource: The waters around Cyprus.

Yet a decades-old conflict between Turkey, Cyprus and Greece — rooted in Turkey’s 1974 invasion of Cyprus — is stymying efforts to explore and extract any natural gas lying beneath the Mediterranean Sea.

Turkey wants a say in how any profits are made off the island’s riches, ensuring the benefits flow to the Turkish Cypriot community. Ankara also wants any gas in the region to run across its territory en route to Europe. Athens, meanwhile, supports plans to move gas via Cyprus and Greece.