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Re: Turkey expected to ramp up gas dispute with Obama

Postby Maximus » Sat May 11, 2013 12:37 pm

Asked if Kerry linked the economic crisis to a solution, Kasoulides replied: “As you heard him say, he has raised three issues. From the moment we have explained these three issues are not dependent on each other but can reinforce these three separate paths, I believe things are in the right perspective.” (referring to the gas, the economic crisis and the Cyprus problem)

Kasoulides was asked if Kerry raised the issue of putting a stop to hydrocarbon explorations in Cyprus’ EEZ, he replied: “Not at all, on the contrary.”

http://www.cyprus-mail.com/cyprus/us-ke ... t/20130511
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Re: Turkey expected to ramp up gas dispute with Obama

Postby Paphitis » Sat May 11, 2013 2:50 pm

GreekIslandGirl wrote:Isn't it horrible when other countries (Turkey and USA in this case) make it their business to discuss our business! :roll:

Neither of them are even in the EU.

Why doesn't the EU stand up and voice its authority. After all, it owns us now and we are one of its biggest assets (and liabilities).


You are jumping to some conclusion here in thinking the US is interested in talking about the RoC's Natural Resources with Turkey. After all, it is Noble Energy that has the license to drill in Aphrodite, so as far as they are concerned they are going to be sticking by the RoC's sovereign rights to exploit its own Natural Wealth within its ENCLOS EEZ.

Turkey is free to bring up anything, but I think they are going to hit a brick wall. Furthermore, Turkey it seems is planning to lecture the US about Hamas, and that is surely going to rub the Yanks up the wrong way.

The US is becoming increasingly weary of Turkey, as it comes to terms with the fact that Turkey is not to be trusted as a stable regional broker.

Basically, the US is on our side with this issue. Our interests coincide. So now it is up to us to exploit this for all its worth and try to manipulate the invisible hand of the US to act. The US can remove the Turks from Cyprus.

What we need to do is to strengthen our relations with US and NATO. It should be more easily achieved now with Noble Energy about to start its Cyprus Operation.

All these events are extremely exciting for the RoC. Through a very lucky twist of fate, we have managed to alter the Geopolitical Balance in the region to be more in our favour rather than against us. The RoC's relationship with Israel is going from strength to strength and the 2 countries will be connected with one another for the next 50 or more years. They are forced to strengthen ties.

I did say a couple of years ago that Israel will be the most important country for Cyprus. It turns out that I am correct.

It is self defeatist to go against these powers. We are too small and weak. We tried to play power politics in the 60s and 70s and flirted with the Eastern Block, and that landed us in this predicament.

What we need to understand is that Geopolitics are not personal. The superpowers will look after their strategic interests. We can only manage these forces to achieve the best possible outcome for the RoC. We can't do anything more.

The EU is too spineless to do anything. Regardless, you also need to understand, that the EU's security is the obligation of NATO. All EU countries are either full members of NATO or a member of the PfP, save Cyprus (and this works against us). It is NATO that is charged with protecting the EU's territorial integrity.

Furthermore, in the negotiations, the Turks are underlining their security concerns in order to insist on the 1960 Treaty of Guarantee. It is not unreasonable for us to also express our security concerns against the Treaty of Guarantee which give Turkey intervention rights, given the history.

We in turn could demand that the Treaty of Guarantee be terminated in favour of NATO membership which will more adequately meet all security concerns with more fairness. No chance of a lunatic getting into power in Greece or Turkey and conducting a Coup or invading. The RoC can never be attacked by a NATO member. If it is attacked by anyone else, then NATO will be forced to act.

That is all Cyprus needs!
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Re: Turkey expected to ramp up gas dispute with Obama

Postby Maximus » Sat May 11, 2013 6:02 pm

Death toll rises to 40 as explosions hit Turkish town on border with Syria
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/death- ... sCatID=341


watch the explosion : http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/Defaul ... ideoID=541

Is this a coincidence to ramp up demands on Syria? false flag?
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Re: Turkey expected to ramp up gas dispute with Obama

Postby Maximus » Sat May 11, 2013 7:32 pm

Maximus wrote:
Death toll rises to 40 as explosions hit Turkish town on border with Syria
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/death- ... sCatID=341


watch the explosion : http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/Defaul ... ideoID=541

Is this a coincidence to ramp up demands on Syria? false flag?


he is bang on time, Davutoglu says its not a coincidence and is linking the event to the Kurdish peace process. can things get anymore complicated for him?

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/timing ... sCatID=338
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