With three fronts potentially encroaching on its oil and gas-rich waters, Lebanon has few options for international arbitration.
Maronite Christians used to live in a handful of villages in the north of the island, but most left when fighting started between Turkish and Greek Cypriots and the island was partitioned in 1974.
The fifth Mediterranean conference, hosted in the divided capital of Nicosia, in Cyprus, produced a joint declaration which favoured Greek Cypriot political positions, angering Turkey.
Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says Turkey wants result-oriented negotiations on Cyprus, adding that they have "no time or energy for years of negotiations."
The opening of the Dherynia border post in the east and the Lefka crossing in the northwest is the first such step to end the 44-year frozen conflict between Turkish Cypriots and Greek Cypriots in eight years.
Offshore findings of rich gas reserves in East Mediterranean compound political problems regional players coasted to the ancient sea have each other. Here we explain why it is so.
Turkey reminds Greece of a 1995 parliamentary declaration in which Ankara authorised action, not excluding military action, to safeguard Turkish interests in the Aegean.
Turkey's first drilling ship is all set to become operational in the Mediterranean Sea and another ship will follow soon, according to Turkish Energy and Resources Minister Fatih Donmez.
Turkey’s Foreign Ministry blames the attitude of the Greek Cypriot administration for the repeated failure of negotiations with Turkish Cypriots.
Greek Cypriot Defence Minister Savvas Angelides and his Israeli and Greek counterparts Avigdor Lieberman and Panos Kammenos held their second trilateral meeting in southern Cyprus on Friday.
Turkish and Greek Cypriots remain in limbo as both sides brainstorm ways to proceed with suspended peace talks, with the fate of their island resting on the shoulders of one undecided man.
The two main ethnic groups on the island live in partitioned communities. But even where history's scars are most visible, some are finding a common cause.
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