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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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EU Council “strongly condemns Turkey’s illegal actions in East Med and Aegean”

The European Council took a historical decision. For the first time, it condemns Turkey for its illegal actions in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Aegean Sea and underlines its full solidarity with Cyprus and Greece. Surprisingly, the European Council made a special reference to the two Greek soldiers in Turkish …

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Tsipras to broach Turkey’s aggression, Greek soldiers issue at EU Summit

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, in concert with Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades, intends to raise the issue of Turkey’s provocative actions in the Aegean and Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) during the European leaders’ summit meetings in Brussels on Thursday and Friday, government sources said on Wednesday.  According to AthensNewsAgency, the …

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Meet Adria Zafirakou Winner of Global Teacher Prize 2018

Arts and textiles teacher Andria Zafirakou from Alperton community school in North London won the prize of being the World’ Best Teacher. Cyprus-born Zafirakou was presented with the fourth annual Varkey Foundation Global Teacher prize in Dubai on Sunday. The prize is one million US Dollars. Andria Zafirakou, 39, beat …

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Greek Regulator probes ex head of Piraeus bank for laundering breaches

Piraeus Bank property deals involving managers including former Chairman Michalis Sallas may have cost the bank 6.4 million euros ($7.9 million), according to a report by Greece’s Anti Money-laundering Authority. In the report, a copy of which was reviewed by Bloomberg, the regulator said it looked at the bank’s sale …

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One of two ExxonMobil survey ships on its way to Cyprus

One of the two ExxonMobil research vessels scheduled to carry out explorations in block 10 of Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone (EEZ) departed from Greece on Sunday and is headed towards Limassol port, according to marinetraffic.com. The Ocean Investigator has been moored at the port of Lavrio, Greece. The second vessel …

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US Assistant Secretary of State in Athens, Nicosia and Skopje

Tensions with Turkey are expected to be on the focus of the visit of US State Department Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Wess Mitchell in Greece and Cyprus towards the end of the week. Mitchell will be in Athens on Thursday, March 15th, and in Nicosia …

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US State Department recognizes Cyprus right to develop resources in EEZ

The United States recognizes the right of Cyprus to develop the resources in its Exclusive Economic Zone, and discourages any actions or rhetoric that increase tensions in the region, a State Department official has said. The official did not comment directly on Turkish threats regarding the arrival of a research …

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EUCO President Tusk calls on Turkey to terminate activities in Greece’s Aegean and Cyprus EEZ

European Council President, Donald Tusk, expressed solidarity with Greece and Cyprus and called on Turkey to terminate activities in the Aegean Sea and the Exclusive Economic Zone of Cyprus. In a statement, Tusk said among others: This evening President Anastasiades and Prime Minister Tsipras informed us about the latest developments …

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“Turkey must stop provocations” against EU member-states, says Tsipras

“Turkey must stop provocations” against EU member states, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said during a press conference after the EU Summit in Brussels on Friday. The European Union should send Turkey a clear message that “EU-Turkish relations cannot move forward when member-states’ sovereign rights are violated,” he added. Turkey …

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