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European Council sends stern message to Turkey, Ankara responds with Greek airspace violations

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis briefed the European partners on Turkey ‘s actions and the escalation of its aggressive rhetoric towards Greece on Thursday. The briefing took place at the European Council (EUCO) meeting on Thursday. Mitsotakis reiterated that it is up to Turkey to de-escalate the tension. According to government …

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Ferry DALEELA restores maritime link between Cyprus and Greece

After a break of whole 22 years, the maritime connection between Cyprus and Greece is to be restored again. Cyprus-flagged ferry MV DALEELA a ropax type ship managed will leave the port of Limassol on Sunday, June 9, for the port of Piraeus, expected to arrive after 30 hours. DALEELA …

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ExxonMobile, Qatar Petroleum stay out of “our jurisdiction”, says Turkey

The United States and Qatar have assured Turkey that Exxon Mobil and Qatar Petroleum will stay out of Turkey’s continental shelf in the Eastern Mediterranean, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday, after the companies were given an energy exploration license in disputed waters. Earlier this month, Ankara accused Cyprus …

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“Our relations with Israel have never been better,” says Greek PM

“Our relations with Israel have never been better,” Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said in joint statements with Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Israel Prime Minister Naftali Bennett in Jerusalem on Tuesday. The prime minister referred to the strategic alliance between the three countries. Speaking about the pandemic, he stressed the …

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France flexes muscle, puts warship in eastern Mediterranean

France showcased its military muscle Monday with a tour of its new frigate Auvergne in the eastern Mediterranean, seeking to underscore what the ship’s captain said was the importance that Paris attaches to ensuring security and stability in the region. Captain Paul Merveilleux de Vignaux said the Auvergne with its …

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Trilateral Summit: Greece vows to link Egypt’s energy grid to EU

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Tuesday called the trilateral cooperation scheme established by Greece, Cyprus and Egypt “a beacon of stability in the Eastern Mediterranean,” in joint statements with Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi after the 9th Trilateral Summit held in Athens. He said …

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Turkey rebuffs Athens Declaration adopted at EUMED9 Summit

Turkey has rebuffed the Athens declaration jointly adopted by the leaders of EU’s Mediterranean countries during the EUMED summit in Athens on Friday. Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Tanju Bilgic said that the paragraphs concerning the Eastern Mediterranean, Cyprus and irregular migration were “biased, lacking vision and disconnected from reality as …

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Pope Francis to visit Greece and Cyprus later in autumn

Pope Francis is planning to visit Greece and Cyprus as part of a tour taking in Malta and Slovenia that will possibly take place later in the autumn, according to reports on Wednesday. “Slovakia is on the program, then Cyprus, Greece and Malta,” the pontiff told Spain’s Cope radio, confirming …

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Foreign Ministers of Greece, Cyprus, Israel meet in Jerusalem

“There are countries in our neighborhood that, even in contrast to the interest of their societies, are trying to revive old empires and old perceptions,” Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said after the Greece-Cyprus-Israel tripartite meeting held in Jerusalem on Sunday. “Literally buried in the sand of the past and they …

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Greece hosts tripartite summit with Cyprus and Jordan

Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis hosted a tripartite summit with the King of Jordan Abdullah II and the President of Cyprus Nikos Anastasiadis in Athens on Wednesday. It is the second summit of the three countries since 2018. Aim of the meeting was expand partnership, strengthen cooperation and the coordination …

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