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US Ambassador to Athens to travel to Ankara amid Imia crisis

U.S. Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic Geoffrey R. Pyatt is traveling to Ankara from 15 – 16 February 2018, the US Embassy in Athens said in a statement. Pyatt will have also consultations with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Wess Mitchell …

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Cyprus drill ship: EU tells Turkey to avoid damaging actions

The European Union on Monday called on Turkey to avoid threats and “refrain from any actions that might damage good neighborly” ties after Cyprus, a member of the bloc, accused the Turkish military of obstructing a ship exploring for gas. Cyprus is one of several states, also including Israel and …

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Turkey tells Greece it owns the Eastern Aegean Continental Shelf

Turkey is ready to take “all necessary measures” to protect the rights of Turkish Cypriots and Turkey’s ownership of the continental shelf in the eastern Aegean, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Çavuşoğlu tells Kathimerini in an interview. Çavuşoğlu claimed that an area where Turkey is exploring for hydrocarbons – Block 6 …

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Greece describe Turkish threats as “contemptible statements”

The Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, A. Yennimatas, stressed the following in response to a journalist’s question concerning statements made, regarding Imia, by an advisor to the Turkish President: “Contemptible statements such as these that came from the advisor to the Turkish President are foreign to European political …

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