18 June 2015 Ankara

As a part of “Foreign Policy Meetings” underway since the beginning of 2015, SAM has conducted the third meeting entitled “Cyprus and Energy” with participation by distinguished academics and relevant departments of the Ministry.

The meeting was moderated by SAM Advisor Prof. İbrahim Kaya. Throughout the meeting, potential hydrocarbon resources surrounding Cyprus or Greek Cypriot Administration's seismic explorations were evaluated in the context of international maritime law. Providing a floor to in-depth focus on continental shelf issues, the meeting focused mostly on debates regarding the options of Turkey and Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus in light of recent developments in the region.