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Turkish Cypriot man arrested for alleged espionage for Cyprus

A man in Turkish-occupied  Cyprus has been arrested over alleged espionage for Greek Cyprus, Turkish media report on Wednesday. The man allegedly took pictures of Turkish soldiers at the port of Famagusta. According to daily Hurriyet, the “Turkish Cypriot police said they were intercepting the man, identified as Mehmet Besimoğlu, …

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Turkish warships harass Cypriot fishing boat in international waters

Two Turkish warships harassed a Cypriot fishing boat on Thursday and forced it back to Cyprus after threatening to arrest the crew, media report. The Cyprios fishing boat belonging to the company ‘Ta Psarokaika’ on Thursday, while the vessel was in international waters, company head Aristos Aristeidou told Cyprus News …

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Grey Wolves leader & Erdogan’s ally claims “Cyprus is Turkish”, warns Greece

The leader of far-right extremists Grey Wolves and leader of MHP, Devley Bahceli, an ally of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has said Cyprus was Turkish and accused neighbour Greece of playing games in the Aegean Sea, Turkish pro-government Yeni Şafak newspaper said. Bahçeli’s Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) is struggling in …

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US State Dept warns Turkey over violations in Cyprus EEZ

Assistant Secretary of  US State Department for European and Eurasian Affairs, Wess Mitchell,  warned Turkey over harassment of floating drills and violations in the Exclusive Economic Zone of Cyprus. This is not something that the US will allow to go unnoticed, Mitchell said during a speech at Cypriot Heritage Foundation …

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Greece, Cyprus and Malta coordinate to strengthen their voices on shipping

Cyprus, Greece and Malta on Friday enhanced already-close cooperation on shipping matters, at their 6th trilateral meeting, in Nicosia, aiming to strengthen their collective voice in the EU and the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). Natasa Pilides, Deputy Minister of Shipping chaired the meeting with her two counterparts, Greece’s Shipping and …

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Greece out of Eurovision 2018 finals, Cyprus favorite to win

The long white ancient-Greek style dress and the Greek flag painted on her hand palm did not help Yianna Terzi make it to the finals of Eurovision Song Contest 2018. The 37-year-old daughter of popular singer Paschalis Terzis, went to Lisbon, sang and left without nomination. Greek entrance song “Oniro …

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Greece, Cyprus, Israel leaders hail East Med pipeline, geo-strategic cooperation

The leaders of Cyprus, Greece and Israel meet in Nicosia on Tuesday, in the 4th trilateral meeting to discuss regional issues, energy cooperation between the countries and the East Med gas pipeline. President Nikos Amastasiades, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed the geo-strategic cooperation. However, despite …

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Imia “territorial waters and airspace are exclusively under Turkish sovereignty, says Foreign Ministry

In a delirium out of control, the Turkish Foreign Ministry launched a fierce attack against the European Union, Greece and Cyprus after the Commission report 2018. In an completely unacceptable and  provocative statement, Ankara claims that the islets of Imia “their territorial waters and airspace above them are exclusively under …

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Netanyahu talks with leaders of Greece and Cyprus on gas pipeline

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades on Wednesday. The three leaders talked about regional issues and “advancing the examination into the possibility of laying a gas pipeline from Israel to Cyprus and from there to Greece and western Europe,”  …

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Turkey’s National Security Council warns Greece and Cyprus

Turkey’s National Security Council issued a warning to all directions: the US, the Kurds, Iraq and of course, Greece and Cyprus. After the monthly meeting on Wednesday, the NSC chaired by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan under the political and military leadership of the country, issued a statement officially warning its …

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Turkey’s official position on EU Council Conclusions “forgets” the Greek soldiers

It took Ankara several hours to issue its official position about the European Council Conclusions condemning Turkey’s illegal actions in the East Mediterranean and the Aegean Sea. Here is the full statement by the Turkish Foreign Ministry. We regret the wording of yesterday’s European Council Conclusions on Turkey condemning Turkey’s …

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