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20 August 2007



Yes, he Cypriots and the koumbari from the east. However, the recent developments in Cyprus are equally interesting. Apparently oil fields have been found on the southern shore on Cyprus wth many oil bidders from China, Norway, US and UK showing interest in exploring those fields. If the Greek Cypriots drill this fields, and they are eager to do so, Cyprus would become of the richest countries in the world. Now enter the Turks. Accordig to these people, Cyprus does not have the right to drill on the Southern Shore, and Turkey should participate in these explorations! Of course the Turks send in their military ships to corrobarate their statements. This behaviour is simply incredible.

I belive we have mentioned this issue in another blog briefly, and there is a prophetic book from C. Collmer on this issue ( where he makes the point that oil reserves are availabe in the Ageis also. This might be the key point between Turko-Greek tension in the past, present and future.

by the what happened to the blog of Ted Laskaris?



Anyone who thinks that peace is breaking out all over the eastern Med is deluding themselves. The oil underneath the seabed in that area will make it a major flash point. Turkey's behavior is neither surprising nor unprecedented. Turkey considers itself a regional power. I fear that the oil wells of Kirkuk or the potential wells in the Aegean will make the Pashas think less than rationally.

I am not sure what happened to Ted's Blog.

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Turkey considers itself a regional power. I fear that the oil wells of Kirkuk or the potential wells in the Aegean will make the Pashas think less than rationally.

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