Barbaros set to leave Famagusta

first_imgTHE TURKISH seismic vessel Barbaros is due to leave Famagusta port on Monday, Turkish Cypriot ‘foreign minister’ Ozdil Nami said.Speaking on Turkish Cypriot radio, BRT, Nami said Turkey did not want to give the Greek Cypriot side any excuse not to return to the negotiating table.The Barbaros has been anchored off Famagusta since December 30 when the first navigational telex (NAVETX), issued in October, expired, and the vessel had carried out seismic explorations in the island’s exclusive economic zone during a two-month period. In response, the Greek Cypriot side withdrew from the talks.A second NAVETX was issued from January 6 until April 6 but the Barbaros has not left the port area during the past three months.The expiry of the NAVTEX, plus the fact that ENI-KOGAS has stopped drilling and that its drillship Sapiem10000 has also departed has paved the way for the resumption of talks.Nami said the departure of the Barbaros was in response to the Sapiem’s departure and said Turkey’s move would put an end to any excuses put forward by the Greek Cypriot side to stay away from the talks.UN Special Adviser for Cyprus Espen Barth Eide is due in Cyprus within the next ten days and is widely expected to announce a date for the resumption of the talks.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoIcePopMan Notices A Strange Hole In This Lake, So He Gets A Drone, Flies It Inside And Captures ThisIcePopUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img