(22.6.2018) Cypriot Minister Savvas Angelides and his Israeli and Greek counterparts Avigdor Lieberman and Panos Kammenos said they also seek to expand cooperation on cybersecurity, joint military drills and search and rescue operations in the eastern Mediterranean.
Turkish Cypriots have criticized the southern Greek Cypriot side for banning its citizens from buying fuel from Turkish Cyprus.
Cyprus has sought to curb criticism of its golden visa scheme, saying it will tighten vetting procedures for investors determined to acquire European citizenship.
With disapproval of the controversial cash-for-citizenship programme on the rise, the island announced that security checks would be stepped up. Under the renamed “Cypriot investment scheme” the number of passports granted would be capped at 700.
The Israeli companies and the European firm, which together are licensed to carry out a gas search in Israeli waters adjacent to Aphrodite, say that Cyprus can’t sign a deal with Egypt without Israel’s consent.
Protest leader Akis Poullos told the Associated Press that demonstrators are demanding the closure of RAF Akrotiri, from where four British Tornado warplanes took off to take part in Friday night’s missile strike.
Poullos said Sunday’s demonstration also wanted to send the message to the Cyprus government not to lend any assistance to „imperialist attacks“ on Syria and to demand an end to the war in the country.
2 fighter jets have just landed in the past few minutes at RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus, the nearest air base to Syria.
Two fighter jets left RAF Akrotiri at 5.30am.