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EU calls on Turkey to respect Cyprus' sovereign rights
The European Council has called on Turkey to respect the sovereign rights of the Republic of Cyprus in its waters, and has reminded Ankara that recognising all EU member states was a prerequisite for its EU accession course.

In its conclusions, the European Council expresses concern over the new tension in the Eastern Mediterranean and urged Turkey to show restraint and respect Cyprus` sovereignty in its waters and the sovereign rights of Cyprus in its exclusive economic zone.
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Minister Kasoulides’ press conference on the Turkish provocations in the Cypriot Exclusive Economic Zone - 07/10/2014
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Ioannis Kasoulides, held a press conference yesterday during which he referred, inter alia, to the recent Turkish provocations in the Cypriot Exclusive Economic Zone, his contacts in New York, and Cyprus’ regional role in addressing asymmetrical threats.

Mr Kasoulides stressed that the note (NAVTEX) that the Turkish Government issued on Friday was probably the most serious incident since the Cyprus Government exercised its sovereign right to delineate its Exclusive Economic Zone. He noted that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in cooperation with the Ministry of Energy, is examining a series of diplomatic, political and legal measures which will be put before the President of the Republic.
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Joint Search and Rescue Exercise between Cyprus and USA - 06/10/2014
A joint Search and Rescue (SAR) daylight exercise, titled ‘CYPUSA-02/14 ‘will be conducted on Tuesday afternoon, the 7th of October, near the coast of Cyprus, with the participation of SAR units and personnel from the Republic of Cyprus and the United States (USA).

US naval unit and helicopters of the Republic of Cyprus will take part in the Aeronautical SAR exercise under the operational control and full coordination of the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Larnaca, in close cooperation with the CPR-6 of the United States Navy.
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Remarks by the Government Spokesman Mr Nikos Christodoulides on Turkish provocations - 05/10/2014
Any harassment by Turkey with regard to the activities of the international company that is actively and legally working within the Exclusive Economic Zone of the Republic of Cyprus is not compatible with the smooth continuation of the talks on the Cyprus problem, Government Spokesman Mr Nikos Christodoulides said today.

Speaking to reporters, at the Palodia village, the Spokesman said that Turkey issued a NAVTEX (Navigational Telex) directive on Friday through which it designates certain areas of the EEZ of the Republic of Cyprus as reserved, and stressed that immediately afterwards the Republic of Cyprus issued its own NAVTEX directive through which it proves the illegality of the Turkish directive.
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Statement by the Secretary of State of the United States of America on the occasion of the Republic of Cyprus National Day - September 30, 2014
On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of the Republic of Cyprus as you celebrate your national day on October 1.

Fifty-four years after Cyprus’s independence, the bond between our two countries remains strong. In New York City last week, I had the opportunity to meet with President Anastasiades and Foreign Minister Kasoulides to discuss our shared challenges. We will continue to work closely together on initiatives to counter terrorism and promote regional security.
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