The EU wants to take over fuel resources in Northern Cyprus


The EU is attempting to gain control over fuel resources in the Mediterranean via the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC). An informal meeting between the President of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) Mustafa Akinci and South Cyprus leader Nikos Anastasiadis will take place to discuss the accession of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus by the EU. According to this plan, Turkey would cease to act as guarantor of the TRNC and would remove its troops from there. In consequence, the Cyprus Federation would be established and the Turkish part of Cyprus would also be accepted to the EU.

The aim of this plan is to completely eliminate Northern Cyprus, to get rid of Turkey from there and to enable the delivery of all gas and oil supplies around Cyprus to Europe via Greece.


Conspiracy theory. No evidence provided.

The status of Northern Cyprus as a separate political entity is recognised only by Turkey and Turkey alone. The European Union strongly supports the negotiations on a settlement for Cyprus.

A meeting between the two leaders, Anastasiadis and Akinci, took place on 26 February 2019. It was not part of any negotiations, but rather an informal meeting “where the two, the president together with the Turkish Cypriot leader, will have the chance to discuss all issues that concern them, in a bid to facilitate efforts to formulate the terms of reference.”  The leaders agreed on a series of confidence-building measures (CBMs) but no announcements had been made as regards next steps concerning the negotiations process. Conditions aren't yet ready for a resumption of formal talks to reunify ethnically divided Cyprus because both sides remain apart on key issues regarding power sharing and security arrangements, Nicos Anastasiades, the island nation's president said in the last meeting of leaders. Moreover, Turkey's president says a full withdrawal of its forces from divided Cyprus is "out of the question" unless Greece also agrees to pull out troops.

The European Union strongly supports the negotiations on a settlement for Cyprus and will keep doing so in this crucial phase. The EU, a strong supporter of the UN-facilitated settlement talks, is present as an observer at the Conference with a team that will stay during the entire session of the Conference, providing the expertise of all EU institutions and services.

In 2013, Cyprus had natural gas reserves of 4.54 trillion cubic feet (tcf). According to 2018 news, natural gas reserves in Cyprus could exceed 6 to 8 tcf.


  • Reported in: Issue 141
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 26/02/2019
  • Language/target audience: Azerbaijani
  • Country: Turkey
  • Keywords: Europe
  • Outlet: Sputnik Azerbaijan
see more

Ukrainian citizens have already mentally prepared themselves for fraud in the Presidential election

According to a new sociological poll, the overwhelming majority of Ukrainians are demoralized and do not believe in the integrity of the upcoming presidential election.

The last five years have proved to many Ukrainians that the decisive factors are the power structures and the opinion of radical nationalists. As a result, many of the opposition-minded citizens have completely lost faith in the effectiveness of democratic procedures.


False interpretation of a survey that was carried out from 20 February - 1 March among Ukrainians by Ukrainian Institute of Social Research by Olexander Yaremenko and the centre "Social monitoring".

One of the questions Ukrainians were asked was what violations of electoral law they personally have to face during the current election campaign. 45,5% answered that they did not have to deal with any violations of electoral legislation, while 15.7% of respondents found the question difficult to answer.

Ukraine, USA and EU recognised the reunification of Crimea with Russia

Ukraine, the United States of America and the countries of the European Union recognised “the fact of the reunification of the Crimea with Russia.” This is confirmed by the fact that Kyiv deprived the annexed peninsula of electricity and cut off the water supply. Moreover, Washington and Brussels introduced a number of collective sanctions against the Crimean people, which also confirms the fact of recognition of the reunification of the Crimea with Russia.


US preparing Maidan-style operation in Venezuela

Washington is preparing to stage a civilian massacre in Venezuela and use it as a pretext for deposing President Maduro. The US previously resorted to similar tactics in Ukraine and other sovereign states, where CIA-manufactured violent uprisings were used to replace democratically elected leaders with US-friendly stooges.


This is a recurring pro-Kremlin narrative casting civil uprisings in other states as US-funded "colour revolutions", also present in the case of Venezuela.

There is no evidence to support the claim that the CIA played a role in the 2013-14 Euromaidan protests (more information on their background can be found here); the blame for the February 2014 massacre of civilians in Kyiv lay on the Berkut riot police unit, not foreign actors or the anti-Yanukovych opposition (further debunking here).