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The more Turkey is economically cornered, the ruder its “diplomacy” becomes

The inauguration of the renovated Greek Consulate in the coastal city of Izmir was anything but a well prepared show by Turkey to challenge Greece. Not only did they stage a “show of power” with Turkish aircraft; the chief of Turkish diplomacy dared challenged Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias who …

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FM Kotzias: Chicken-hearted diplomacy is for the coop, not for foreign policy

“The time when being chicken-hearted was considered diplomacy is over. This is diplomacy for the coop not for the foreign police,” Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias said in an interview on Sunday. His message was clear and was defending the latest policy of eternal ally Russia and the expulsion of …

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FYROM PM Zaev announces first steps towards Macedonia name solution

A high level meeting between Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his counterpart from the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Zoran Zaev on the margins of the World Economic Forum in Davos showed that both sides are keen to finally solve the name dispute. In the joint press conference that …

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“Unacceptable” says Turkey angry about Greece-Cyprus-Jordan energy deal

Turkey got angry over the energy deal signed among Greece, Cyrpus and Jordan. And had its mouthpiece, the occupied territories of Northern Cyprus slam the agreement as “unacceptable” claiming  it “ignores the Turkish Cypriots’ essential rights.” Of course, ever since the military invention on Cyprus by Turkish troops in July …

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Spanish embassy says his statements on Greece on Catalonia were “misinterpreted”

The Spanish embassy in Athens said on Tuesday it is “grateful” for comments made by Greek government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos and the country’s foreign ministry over the weekend in response to the Catalonia vote in favour of independence. In a statement the Spanish embassy said it “regretted that the ambassador’s comments …

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Diplomatic sources dismiss FT report ‘Greece had blocked sanctions against Venezuela’

Greek diplomatic sources categorically denied for a second time on Friday a Financial Times report which claimed that Greece had blocked calls for sanctions against Venezuela after diplomatic talks in Brussels. According to the sources, the report contains “false information that creates false impressions and distorts the truth”, adding that …

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Greece takes over Egypt’s diplomatic representation in Doha

The Greek embassy in Doha will take over the diplomatic representation of Egypt after the country cut ties with Qatar. Greece responded positive to a relevant request by Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Hassan Shoukry, the Foreign Ministry in Athens said in a statement on Monday. Greece is at the disposal …

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Arab countries cut ties to Qatar for ‘supporting terrorism’, send oil prices higher

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing it of destabilising the region. They say Qatar backs militant groups including so-called Islamic State (IS) and al-Qaeda, which Qatar has denied. The dispute with Qatar, the world’s top seller of liquefied natural …

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Greece’s FM Kotzias shoots down Politico’s report blaming him for breakup of Cyprus talks

Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias sharply criticized foreign and Greek press reports on Sunday which blamed him for the breakup in Cyprus talks in Geneva saying that the Turkish side had interrupted the talks unexpectedly. Asked by the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA) about reports published in the news website Politico, he …

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Idomeni: Greece sends two demarches to FYROM, Skopje complaints about Greek authorities

Greek Foreign Ministry complained with “two severe demarches” to FYROM about the “unacceptable incidents” on Sunday in Idomeni, where police forces and army units fired teargas and stun grenades against refugees and migrants for more than 4-5 hours. On its side FYROM put the blame on Greece complaining that Athens …

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