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Tsipras at EU Summit: Measures and sanctions against Turkey if no immediate stop of violations

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has called on European leaders to take measures and sanctions against Turkey, if it does not stop violations of International Law and provocative actions in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Arriving at the European Council Summit in Brussels, Tsipras said “A clear message must be given …

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Tsipras threatens Turkey with EU sanctions for “violating sovereign rights”

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras clearly sent a warning message to Turkey and threatens with sanctions “anyone who violates sovereign rights and International Law.”  Speaking after the extraordinary meeting of the Greek Government Council for Foreign Affairs and Defense (KYSEA) on Sunday afternoon, Tsipras said: “Anyone who violates the sovereign rights …

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Turkey’s drilling in Cyprus EEZ is “highly provocative,” warns USA

The US State Department has described as “highly provocative” Turkey’s drilling in the Exclusive Economic Zone of Cyprus. The move increases the risk of tension in the area. To a question posed by Greek website hellas journal, the State Department reiterated its position on the issue and called on Turkey …

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Turkey starts drilling as South EU leaders side with Cyprus

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that Turkey’s natural gas exploitation vessel Fatih started drilling right in the West of Cyprus.” “We’ve sent our drill ships [to the Eastern Mediterranean] in order to protect the rights of Turkey and the TRNC [Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus],” he said. But Greek …

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When Turkey fumes about the US, it massively violates Greek Air Space

The more the tension rises between Turkey and the USA, the more Turkish fighter jets violate Greek airspace in an effort to show off. More than 84 violations of the Athens FIR and overflights without permission have been recorded in the last 24 hours. Turkish pilots flew over the islands …

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Congressmen table bill to lift US arms embargo on Cyprus

Democrats and Republican US Congressmen tabled a bill to US Congress introducing the lifting of arms embargo on Cyprus. The arms embargo was imposed in 1987. Congressmen Ted Deutch and David Cicilline from the Democrats and Gus M. Bilirakis from the Republicans introduced on Wednesday the bipartisan, bicameral Eastern Mediterranean …

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Crisis between Cyprus and UK after minister Duncan disputes EEZ

A crisis erupted between Cyprus and UK after Europe Minister Alan Duncan disputes Cyprus sovereign right on its own Exclusive Economic Zone. “The Exclusive Economic Zone of Cyprus is a disputed area,” Duncan said in his speech in the House of Commons. Duncan said “I met with the Turkish ambassador …

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Greece and Cyprus qualify to Eurovision 2019 Grand Finals

Greece and Cyprus qualified on Tuesday night to Finals of the 64th Eurovision Contest that is taking place in Tel Aviv. Katerina Duska sang for Greece “Better Love” and Tamta for Cyprus “Replay.” Greek-Canadian singer Katerina Duska wrote “Better Love” together with Greek songwriter Leon of Athens and Scottish David …

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EU calls on Turkey to refrain from “illegal drilling actions” in Cyprus EEZ

The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini warned Turkey about its illegal actions in the Exclusive Economic Zone of EU’s member Cyprus. During a press conference following a Foreign Affairs Council on Monday, Mogherini noted the close collaboration of Greek and Cypriot …

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Erdogan: Stability in Cyprus and East Med only if Turkey’s interests protected

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that stability in Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean Sea can be possible only if the interests of Turkey and Turkish Cypriots are protected. “Stability in Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean is only possible by looking after the rights and interests of Turkey and the …

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EU sanctions against Turkey should it proceed with drilling in Cyprus EEZ

The European Union might take action against Turkey should the country continue its provocative actions and proceed with off shore drilling in the Economic Exclusive Zone of Cyprus. The EU is likely to take action against Turkey at the next meetings of the European Council either on May 28 or …

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Cyprus and Greece seek EU leaders support over Turkey’s provocations

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades sought the support of EU leaders at the informal EU summit in Romania over Turkey’s plans to drill for hydrocarbons in the island’s exclusive economic zone. The European Union must send a clear message to Turkey, so that it stops its …

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Erdogan urges “NATO to protect Turkey’s rights” in Cyprus offshore drilling

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged the North Atlantic Alliance to protect Ankara’s rights in the East Mediterranean Sea. “We expect our NATO allies to act in accordance with spirit of alliance and protect its founding values,” Erdogan said during a meeting with NATO General Secretary Jens Stoltenberg in Ankara …

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Cyprus Serial Killer: Body of child found in suitcase in Mitsero Lake

Cyprus authorities found one more victim of the serial killer. On Sunday they retrieved a suitcase containing a fully dressed and badly decomposed human body. Based on the size of the skeleton, it is suspected that the body belongs to a child, most likely 8-year-old Elena Natalia Bunea from Romania. …

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US State Department describes Turkey’s drilling as “highly provocative”

The US State Department issued a sharp statement with regards to Turkey’s drilling in the Exclusive Economic Zone of Cyprus. It described the planned drilling as “highly provocative.” The statement of the US State Department reads: “The United States is deeply concerned by Turkey’s announced intentions to begin offshore drilling …

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EU expresses “grave concern” about Turkey’s drilling in Cyprus EEZ

The European Union has expressed its “grave concern” about the upcoming drilling to be conducted by Turkey in the Exclusive Economic Zone of Cyprus. In a statement issued on Saturday, EU’s High Representative and Vice President Federica Mogherini said that the European Council had “strongly condemned Turkey’s continuous illegal actions …

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Cyprus Justice Minister resigns over serial killer case and investigation shortcomings

Cyprus’s Justice Minister resigned on Thursday amid public uproar at how police handled the disappearance of foreign women, victims of a suspected serial killer whose actions went undetected for almost three years. Four women have been found murdered in the past three weeks, their bodies dumped in three locations west …

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Cyprus serial killer confesses murder of 5 women and 2 children

The serial killer of Cyprus has reportedly confessed the murder of at least seven foreign women, among them two children. Police fear the number of his victims could rise to ten. According to local media, the man confessed also the murder of 36-year-old Romanian national Livia Florentina Bunea as well …

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Cyprus police probes Army officer as serial killer of Philippine women

Cypriot authorities halted research in the lake of Xyliatos later Monday afternoon due to security reasons. The search for a missing child is to continue, while police suspects that there are more bodies to be found. A 35-year-old career officer with the Cypriot army is in custody on suspicion of …

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Turkey threatens to install S-400 near Greece and Cyprus

Despite warnings from the international community and particularly the United States, Turkey is determined to proceed with the purchase of the Russian missiles defense system S-400. And not only that. Ankara threatens its neighbor Greece to install the S-400 along the Turkish coasts on the Aegean Sea in order to …

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