In my opinion, Cyprus and Israel stand to gain a lot from a strategic partnership in the economic and political sectors - from a Cypriot standpoint, Nicosia is being threatened 24/7, 365-days a year by a warlike and predatory Turkish Government that knows it can beat the war-drum any time it likes - Cyprus is poorly defended. Any claims to Turkish rights in Cyprus are null and void - the Republic of Cyprus belongs to Greek-speaking and Turkish-speaking Cypriots, not to Ankara, and the same goes for the territorial waters. Regarding hydrocarbons, the possibility of Cyprus and Israel forging a strategic economic alliance in the Eastern Mediterranean radically challenges Turkish hopes and dreams for unchallenged domination of the region. I would hope that Cyprus becomes a strong foothold for Israel in the EU Block affairs - most Greek Cypriots see Israel as a ray of hope that - maybe just maybe - someone will help them stand up to Turkish bullying so that business can go on as usual.
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from the article: Turkey warns against Israel-Cyprus gas deal