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Aegean resumes flights to 6 foreign destinations from Thessaloniki on June 15

Aegean Airlines announced to resume direct flights from the city of Thessaloniki, northern Greece, to six destinations abroad as of June 15. Following a partial lifting on flight restrictions from Thessaloniki’s ‘Makedonia’ airport depending on the epidemiological profile of the destination countries, Aegean announced the resumption of direct flights to …

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Greece to welcome Germans, Cypriots, Israelis in first wave of visitors

Greece will allow travellers from around two dozen countries including Germany, Cyprus and Israel to visit from mid-June without having to be quarantined, government officials told international news agency reuters on Wednesday. “There will be some 20-25 countries whose nationals will be allowed to come,” a government source said, adding …

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Siemens to build electricity link between Greece and Cyprus

Industrial giant Siemens AG has been chosen as the preferred bidder to build the Cyprus-Greece electricity connection, with regulators discussing issues of interoperability to ensure linking their national grids goes ahead smoothly. The transmission system operator of Cyprus (TSOC) and Greece (ADMIE), as well as officials from EuroAsia Interconnector and …

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EU FMs condemn Turkey’s illegal activities in Greece and Cyprus

The EU Foreign Affairs Council expressed strong condemnation of the violations of Greek airspace and territorial waters of Greece, as well as Turkey’s illegal oil drilling activity in the EEZ of the Republic of Cyprus during a teleconference on Friday. “We have sent a strong message to Turkey today in …

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Greece slams Turkey over new drilling in Cyprus EEZ

Greece has slammed Turkey for deploying the drilling ship Yavuz again to Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone (EEZ) for one more time. Ankara issued a new navigation warning NAVTEX, reserving the area between Blocks 6 and 7 of Cyprus’ EEZ from Monday, April 20, until July 18. The Yavuz is accompanied …

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Cyprus deploys security forces to Greece’s border amid ongoing clashes

A C-130 of the Greek Air Force left Cyprus for northern Greece early Sunday evening. On board of the aircraft 22 members of the Cypriot security forces deployed to the Evros region to assist the Greek security forces at the border with Turkey. #HellenicAirForce C-130H from Republic of #Cyprus towards …

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JINSA proposes “US military forces transfer from Turkey to Greece”

US military resources should be transferred from Turkey to Greece and possibly also to Cyprus and boost support to both countries, a US-based think tank proposes to the US leadership. Given the situation in the eastern Mediterranean region, with Turkey’s ever increasing provocations, there is a great need for US …

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EU to sanction two Turkish nationals over drilling in Cyprus EEZ

European Union diplomats have agreed to impose sanctions against two Turkish nationals in response to Ankara’s controversial search for hydrocarbons within Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone. Citing two officials who did not want to be named, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday that the two Turkish nationals will face travel bans and a …

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Turkey may have stolen data for gas drilling in Block 8 off Cyprus

Turkey may have stolen technical data that enabled it to send drill ship Yavuz at a specific location south of Cyprus that energy companies Eni and Total had pre-selected to carry out their own exploratory drilling, Cypriot officials said Wednesday. The Cyprus government essentially confirmed a media report suggesting Turkey …

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Turkey: EU has no jurisdiction over maritime boundaries, is “mouthpiece of Greece”

Turkey has lashed out at the European Union claiming it has no any “jurisdiction over the maritime boundaries” and its accord with Libya. In a statement issued on Friday, the Foreign Ministry in Ankara called the EU “a mouthpiece of Greek and Cypriot claims.” On Thursday, the European Council said …

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Turkey drilling: Cyprus appeals to the International Court of Justice at The Hague

The Government of Cyprus will appeal to the Hague Tribunal for the defense of its own sovereign rights, President Nikos Anastasiades confirmed on Thursday. Cyprus has petitioned the International Court of Justice at The Hague to safeguard its offshore mineral rights, its president said on Thursday, as neighbor Turkey disputes …

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UN Head Guterres seeks solution to Cyprus issue

Head of United Nations, António Guterres,described the informal talks he had in Berlin with Greek Cypriot leader, Nicos Anastasiades, and the leader of the Turkish Cypriots, Mustafa Akıncı as “focused and frank.” In a statement, Guterres said among others that “both leaders welcomed my engagement and reaffirmed to me their …

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Erdogan: “Turkey could release ISIS militants, send them to Europe”

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Europeans that “Turkey could release all the ISIS  prisoners and send them to Europe, together with millions of refugees and migrants.” Erdogan’s threats are Turkey’s response to the EU sanctions over Cyprus. Speaking to reporters before his visit to the United States, Erdogan also said …

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EU adopts sanctions on persons/entities involved in Turkey’s illegal drilling

The European Union Foreign Ministers adopted on Monday a framework for sanctions on persons and entities involved in Turkey‘s illegal drilling off Cyprus. The sanctions include travel ban to the EU as well as assets freeze for both natural persons and entities. In addition, EU persons and entities will be …

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Greece, Egypt, Cyprus condemn Turkey, hold joint military exercise “Medusa 9”

Τhe ministers of defense of Greece, Cyrpus and Egypt met in Athens to discuss the latest development sin the East Mediterranean region, cooperation on defense and security as well as regional security challenges. General Mohamed Zaki, the Commander-in-Chief of the Egyptian Armed Forces, Minister of Defense and Military Production, Minister …

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