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“Turkey doesn’t accept international law over eastern Mediterranean,” says Greece’s FM

Turkey doesn’t accept international rules when it comes to exploratory drilling for gas in the eastern Mediterranean, Greece’s foreign minister Niko Dendias has told Euronews. “We would like to move our relations forward,” Nikos Dendias told Euronews. “But we have a problem: in order to solve an exercise [problem], we …

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Greek FM to meet Turkish President following last minute invitation by Erdogan

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias will be meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday afternoon following a last minute invitation on Wednesday. Dendias is in Ankara following an invitation by his counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu. A higher level of contacts between Greece and Turkey implies Ankara’s move to invite …

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Greek FM Dendia’s visit to Turkey postponed due to NATO emergency meeting

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias will delay a planned visit to Turkey by one day to Thursday because of a scheduling conflict with a meeting of NATO ministers, the Foreign Ministry in Athens said on Tuesday. The visit comes amid tensions over territorial disputes between Ankara and Athens, underlined this …

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Greece struggles to limit Turkey’s influence in Libya

During his visit to Libya, Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias raised the issue of maritime border demarcation saying that the memorandum signed between Turkey and the previous Libyan government was “illegal.” He implied that the two countries may proceed with delineation of mutual maritime borders in the Mediterranean Sea. And he …

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Turkish F-16 fly over Greek islands as FM Dendias meets with Turkey’s ambassador in Athens

Turkish fighter jets flew over Greeks islands thus violating Greek airspace, while on the ground Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias was holding a meeting with the Turkish ambassador in Athens before his meeting with Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu. According to a statement by the Greek General Staff, a pair of Turkish …

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Greek FM Dendias to visit Ankara in April, “provided that conditions will allow it”

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu invited his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias to visit Ankara on April 14. The invitation came, while political consultations between Greek and Turkish Foreign Ministry delegations were taking place on Wednesday. The prospect of a meeting between the two ministers in the near future was reportedly …

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US Secretary of State Blinken speaks with Greek counterpart Dendias

US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken had a telephone conversation with Greek Foreign Minister Nikolaos Dendias on Monday, the first contacts since Blinken assumed office. I a statement, the State Department said that Secretary Blinken and Foreign Minister Dendias emphasized their commitment to further strengthening U.S.-Greece bilateral relations, including …

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Greek FM Dendias in quarantine, meeting with Egyptian counterpart cancelled

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias went into quarantine for preventing reasons on Wednesday after he was  informed that a person he had met with has tested positive for Covid-19. The meeting of Dendias with his Egyptian counterpart on official visit to Athens has been cancelled. The decision to go into …

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Greece to Turkey: “We do not tolerate threats of war, unilateral claims”

“We do not tolerate delinquent claims. We do not tolerate threats of war. We do not agree with unilateral claims. I am sorry that Turkey is moving towards neo-Ottomanism,” Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said on Sunday in the Parliament. “Our foreign policy,” the minister said, adding “is not phobic, it …

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Turkey “denies” overflight permit to aircraft with Greek FM flying Baghdad-Athens

Turkey delayed to grant overflight permission to the Greek government airplane carrying Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias from Baghdad to Athens and kept the aircraft in the air circulating for an additional 20 minutes over the Iraqi-Turkish borders on Wednesday night. According to media reports, the airplane requested clearance from Turkish …

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Greece launches peace initiative via OSCE, FM to travel to Armenia

Greece is launching peace initiative regarding the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias is planning an imminent visit to Armenia’s capital Yerevan aiming to defuse the escalating tensions. At the same time, Athens warns Turkey to refrain from intervention. The Greek Foreign Ministry has wrote to the Albanian Presidency …

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Greece’s FM appeals on EU counterparts for a sanctions list against Turkey

Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias appealed to his European counterparts for the creation of a list of potential sanctions to be imposed on Turkey if necessary. “We don’t want them to be imposed now on Turkey, but to be there so it is clear what will happen if Ankara returns to …

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Greece: “Negotiations only when Turkish ships withdraw from Greek continental shelf”

“Negotiations with Turkey can be held as soon as Turkish ships withdraw from the Greek continental shelf” Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias reiterated Greece ‘s position while in New York for a meeting with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday. Dendias briefed Guterres on Turkey’s provocations against peace and regional stability …

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