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Greece’s EUCO partners: Situation in East Mediterranean is dangerous

Greece managed to draw the attention of its European partners to the tense situation in the East Mediterranean Sea  and Turkey’s aggressiveness and to press them to take position on Turkey. After the extraordinary teleconference of the European Council focusing on the situation in Belarus on Wednesday, Greek Prime Minister …

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European Council to discuss East Mediterranean at special session Sept 24-25

European Council President Charles Michel proposed that the situation in the East Mediterranean be discussed during a special Council meeting on September 24-25, in a letter on Monday. In a brief letter to the European Council members ahead of their video conference on August 19 on Belarus, Michel said: “Our …

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Turkey continues hydrocarbon surveys in East Mediterranean Sea

Turkey continues its energy research in the East Mediterranean Sea with seismic research vessel Oru Reis to have entered again the Greek continental shelf in the early morning hours of Monday. At the same time, it announced that tis second research vessel, the Yavuz, will continue its survey in the …

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Turkey-Libya deal, drilling activities are “counterproductive” says US State Dept.

Turkey’s drilling activities, combined with the signing of a memorandum of understanding with Libya are are “counterproductive” and do not contribute to the stability and security of the Eastern Mediterranean, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Matthew Palmer said on Wednesday at a teleconference with Greek …

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Turkey challenges Greek continental shelf, claims “frigate harassed Barbaros”

Turkey is challenging the Greek continental shelf  and claims that a Greek frigate harassed the Turkish vessel Barbaros conducting seismic activity research off Cyprus. Turkish research vessel Barbaros and the frigate of the Greek Navy Nikiforos came dangerously close in the broader sea area west of Pafos in Cyprus.  The …

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Eurocontrol warns airlines of possible missile strikes into Syria

Pan-European air traffic control agency Eurocontrol on Tuesday warned airlines to exercise caution in the eastern Mediterranean Sea due to the possible launch of air strikes into Syria in next 72 hours. Eurocontrol said that air-to-ground and/or cruise missiles could be used within that period and there was a possibility …

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