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The East-Med Pipeline and the European-Turkish Relations

... outstanding opportunity for the EU to move towards self-sufficiency in its natural gas demands. However, the natural gas field in the Eastern Mediterranean also had other non-European parties claiming for their own national shares. Turkey, Egypt, Libya, and Cyprus alongside with Israel have also claimed for proportional shares. Although, the resources are sufficient enough for these states to share the extraction, but Turkey began to exploit its territorial disputes over Cyprus in favour of dominating the ...

Акбари Араш
01.03.2022 14:00:30

Greece’s American Naïveté: Beware Americans Bearing Gifts

... Putin’s non-communist Russia, with neo-Trumanism the order of the day. Greece has of course every right to worry about Turkey, given the expulsion from Turkey of almost all those of Greek stock in 1964; at least three near wars; Turkey’s invasion of Cyprus in 1974; the continuing occupation of over one third of the island; the Imia crisis; Turkey’s declaration that Greece’s activation of the extension of her maritime borders to twelve nautical miles would constitute a casus belli; recent naval ...

Mallinson William
23.11.2021 23:32:15

Is England, my England a Dying Butler?

... serious form of EU supranational military co-operation, in order to keep NATO going, and to continue the Cold War. Fifteen years ago, I visited the British ambassador to Greece, former colleague Simon Gass. When I mentioned an idea for a solution to the Cyprus problem his immediate reaction, almost automatically spastic, was: ‘But what would the Americans say?’. On leaving, he said: ‘Oh, you must come to dinner!’. I am still waiting. I sometimes wonder whether I should have stayed in Britain ...

Mallinson William
28.07.2021 17:34:33

NATO’s Cypriot Trick

.... military-industrial-congressional complex and an atavistic Russia-hating Poland, saw an opportunity to become a world policeman. This helps to explain why, in contrast to Berlin, NATO decided to keep Nicosia as the world’s last divided city. For Cyprus is in fact NATO’s southernmost point, de facto. And to have resolved Cyprus’ problem by heeding UN resolutions and getting rid of all foreign forces and re-unifying the country would have meant that NATO would have ‘lost’ Cyprus: hardly ...

Mallinson William
22.06.2021 18:59:18

The Dangers Of Parachute Journalism

... Financial Times (once known for its balance and seriousness) on 13 May, comes another new Cold War ‘report’ – devoid of analysis – in the same newspaper, entitled – more in the style of a tabloid paper than a serious one – ‘Moscow on the Med: Cyprus and its Russians’, and dramatically sub-titled ‘As tensions between the Kremlin and EU rise, the tiny island has become a Petri dish of western worries’. This is tabloid sensationalism. The title sets the tone. The reader is meant to assume,...

Маллинсон Уильям
20.05.2020 11:04:54

How to kill the truth

... time, and enormous public pressure for an investigation. Why, then, should we have to wait forty-two years to expose another former British Prime Minister - and his Foreign Office minders? The story is simple. On July 20, 1974, Turkish army landed in Cyprus and began a progressive occupation, slowed down by subsequent talks. British Foreign Secretary, James Callaghan, was heavily involved the following month in talks with the Turks and Greeks in Geneva. Source: Shutterstock Official documents clearly ...

Маллинсон Уильям
27.02.2020 12:05:25

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