Exploration & Production

New Cypriot governments, same challenges

The push for gas in Cyprus has kept the stakes high in the ever-fragile island reunification plan The push for gas in Cyprus has kept the stakes high in the ever-fragile island reunification plan.
By The Wildcat 12 January 2018 0 29066
The Greek Cypriot leader (left) and Turkish Cypriot leader (right) last year. The Greek Cypriot leader (left) and Turkish Cypriot leader (right) last year. (UN)

The development of Cyprus’s gas resources will be a key battleground between the Greek- and Turkish-controlled parts of the island over the next few years, hovering beneath the surface of reunification talks. However, gas development has not featured heavily in the political campaigns of this month’s elections.

Turkish Cypriots went to the polls on Sunday to elect members to the Assembly of the Republic, which governs the Turkish-occupied north part of the country. The parties are now engaged in post-election horse-trading to form a government. The...