Erdogan Statements Destabilize The Eastern Mediterranean


Members of the Coordinated Effort of Hellenes informed key Washington policymakers of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s recent dangerous statements and their consequences. CEH leaders explained how Erdogan’s statements have injured the interests of the United States, Israel and the stability of the Eastern Mediterranean.

Rebutting Rector Attalides’s Position: “The Cyprus Problem in 2004″…

By Aris Petasis*

In his article “The Cyprus Problem in 2004: Three Differences from 2004 and One Similarity” appearing in the September, 2013 issue of In Depth Rector Attalides of the University of Nicosia writes, “In 2004 one of the issues impeding a solution was that the economically overconfident Greek Cypriot community was convinced by its leaders (my italics) that a solution would mean that it would need to subsidize the poorer Turkish Cypriots.”

The east Mediterranean gas dilemma

Amanda Paul

With Europe still on the hunt for new gas sources to further reduce its dependence on Russia, gas discovered around Israel and Cyprus could potentially end up in Europe. There remains a small problem, however: how to get it there.

Glass just half-full in Erdoğan’s reform plan


Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdoğan has divided his much-awaited “democratization” package into two: the steps which need changes in the current legislation through Parliament and those which need only a Cabinet decree or even a letter by a minister to be put into effect.

The Troodos Conundrum

The Troodos Conundrum

Craig Murray
Former Ambassador, Human Rights Activist on August 31, 2013 


The GCHQ listening post on Mount Troodos in Cyprus is arguably the most valued asset which the UK contributes to UK/US intelligence cooperation.

A Mediterranean League?

 A Mediterranean League?

Posted By David Solway On April 14, 2013 

Three democracies in the Eastern Mediterranean have come under pressure from an increasingly aggressive Turkey aiming to expand and consolidate its regional influence. Distinguished by their Western affiliations in an explosive part of the Islamic world and by a geographic proximity that may constitute an eventual advantage, these three countries are Israel, Greece, and the Republic of Cyprus.

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