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Greek FM: Dialogue with Turkey cannot be held ‘at gunpoint’

Greece is open to a dialogue with Turkey but not under threats, the country’s Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias reiterated on Wednesday. Speaking to state broadcaster ERT TV, Dendias criticized Turkey for issuing “threats and deadlines,” adding that dialogue cannot be held “at gunpoint.” He added that there is no agreed …

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Greece to push for sanctions against Turkey, but EU is rather cool

Greece’ Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said that the European Union, the UNESCO and the United Nations must launch initiatives for Turkey’s decision to convert Hagia Sophia to a mosque. He said further that Greece will ask the European Union to prepare a list of “very powerful measures” against Turkey, in …

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Greek FM Dendias discusses “delimitation of maritime zones” with Libya

Greece discussed on the delimitation of maritime zones Libya, Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias revealed on Wednesday after meeting with Aquila Saleh, the President of the Libyan House of Representatives, in Tobruk. “We discussed the delimitation of maritime zones between Greece and Libya, in the context not of the arbitrariness that …

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Greek FM Dendias in Libya for talks with Parliament Speaker Saleh

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias arrived in Tobruk on Wednesday morning for talks with the Speaker of the Libyan House of Representatives, Akila Saleh. The visit with the Libyan opposition was not scheduled. Citing diplomatic sources, media report that the visit is part of Greece’s “unremitting efforts to actively contribute …

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Greece attempts to build “axes of malice” with EU, claims Turkey

“Greece attempts to build axes of malice against Turkey,” the Forieghn Ministry in Ankara claimed on Thursday, obviously angry about the visit of EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell at the Evros border on Wednesday. Turkey fumed about the visit and the statements made by …

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Dendias, Borrell at Evros: “EU is determined to protects its external borders”

Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell visited the military border post at Kastanies border crossing with Turkey, in the Prefecture of Evros, on Wednesday morning. The two officials walked up to the ‘chain’ at the border …

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Greek FM to visit Egypt for talks on maritime boundaries agreement

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias will travel to Cairo on June 18 to resume talks with Egyptian officials on demarcating maritime boundaries between the two countries. He revealed the plan speaking to ANT1 TV on Tuesday night, just a couple of hours after he signed a historical agreement with his …

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Greece and Italy signed agreement on Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ)

Greece and Italy signed an agreement on the delimitation of maritime zones between the two countries on Tuesday. Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and his ITalian counterpart Luigi DiMaio put their signatures on the historic agreement for the delimitation of the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). TI si the first EEZ …

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Greece warns Turkey over planned drilling off south Aegean islands

The Turkish ambassador in Athens was summoned to the Greek Foreign Ministry on Monday and was handed out a demarche, a protest note, about Ankara’s plans to start drilling off the islands of Rhodes, Karpathos and Crete. A few hours earlier, Foreign Affairs Minister, Nikos Dendias, had underlined that Greece …

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Greece, a safe country for its citizens and tourists, says FM Dendias

Greece succeeded in remaining a safe country for its citizens during the pandemic, Foreign Minister, Nikos Dendias, said on Monday. “We also want it to remain safe for tourists – our guests, whom we hope to welcome back to enjoy Greece’s beautiful summer again this year,” he added. In a …

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Migration crisis: Greece struggles on diplomatic terrain, EU is distanced

Greece’s Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias on Saturday requested an emergency meeting of the EU’s Foreign Ministers Council on the migration crisis with thousands of refugees and migrants trying to make it to the country. The request was reportedly put through by Dendias over the telephone to the EU’s High Representative …

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Greece has a role and a say in the situation in Libya, FM Dendias tells Guterres

Greece, as a neighbour of Libya that is directly affected by developments there and as a factor for stability in the region, also has a role and a say in the situation in Libya, Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias stressed during his meeting in Geneva with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. …

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FM Dendias “Greece’s sole dispute with Turkey is continental shelf boundary”

Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias made it clear that Greece’s sole dispute with Turkey that can be solved in the International court of the Hague is the boundary of the continental shelf and by extension the delimitation of the Exclusive Economic Zone. In his second message to Ankara, Dendias stressed that …

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Greece ‘s PM and FM offer assistance to earthquake-stricken Turkey

Despite the tensions between the two countries, the Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias expressed their condolences to the Turkish people and offered any assistance to the earthquake-stricken neighboring country that counts so far 14 dead, more than 300 injured and many people still under the …

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“Greece ready to send forces to Libya,” says FM Dendias

“Greece is ready to help the next day in Libya. Either by joining those forces needed for a truce, or by the participation of Greek forces in the European operation to implement the arms embargo as well as the deployment of mercenaries to Libya,,” Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said after …

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Libyan General Haftar arrives in Athens short before Berlin Conference

Libyan General Khalifa Haftar arrived in Athens late on Thursday short before the Conference in Berlin on upcoming Sunday. Haftar will meet with Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias on Friday morning and Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis at noon, state media report. A private meeting between the Libyan General and the Greek …

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