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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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Russia expels two Greek diplomats in retaliation move

Russia has expelled two Greek diplomats and forbade entrance to the country to the director of the political office of Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias. Moscow’s retaliation comes almost a month after Athens expelled two Russian diplomats for promoting protests against the Macedonia Agreement with FYROM. Greek ambassador to Moscow …

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One and a half ministerial Apology for the Athens Wildfires

The first minister apology for the Athens wildfires came by the deputy defense minister on Thursday morning. Even though with a delay of eleven days. The ministers of Foreign Affairs and the deputy for Citizen Protection and Public Order followed. Almost. Deputy Defense Minister, Fotis Kouvelis, said during a live …

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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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Turkey’s deputy PM threatens with abduction of the 8 Turkish servicemen in Greece

No other than the deputy Prime Minister of Turkey and government spokesman threatened to abduct the 8 Turkish servicemen that were released from custody on Monday afternoon. Claiming that Greece is “protecting and supporting coup plotters and terrorists,” Bekir Bozdag said: “I want to be clear. Whatever they do, it …

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Ultra-nationalists sue FM Kotzias for “high treason” over Macedonia name

The President of the Pan-Hellenic Federation of Macedonian Associations has filed a lawsuit against Foreign Minister, Nikos Kotzias, for treason over the Macedonia name issue. The lawsuit has been filed as  Greece and FYROM seem to be very close to an agreement based on component name that includes the term …

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Financial problems in Italy could impact Greece, says FM Kotzias

When Greek politicians are outside …Greece, ‘Greece worries about the impact of the financial problems in Italy.’ When Greek politicians are inside …Greece, ‘everything is under control.’ Two contradictory statements on Two contradictory statements on the same day: one by Foreign Minister, Nikos Kotzias, and one by Economy Minister, Yannis …

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Kotzias – Pompeo talk Cyprus, Turkey, two Greek soldiers in custody

Greek Foreign Minister, Nikos Kotzias, met with US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo at the Department of Sate in Washington on Monday. Regional issues, especially those in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East, Cyprus, Turkey were high on the agenda, while also the issue of two Greek soldiers in …

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EU needs to retain focus on citizens, say Greek FM at V4B4 meeting in Sounion

The European Union needs to retain its focus on citizens, not on some abstract forms, or be afraid of taking some bold steps,” Greek Foreign Minister, Nikos Kotzias said after the Visegrad-4 Balkan-4 Plus meeting in Sounion on Friday. In a joint press conference with Hungarian counterpart, Peter Szijjártó, Kotzias said …

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Greek FM: Turkey’s bid to “legitimize illegal territorial claims against international law”

Turkey’s efforts to legitimize “illegal” claims on Greek sovereign territory are doomed to fail because they’re contrary to international law, Greece’s Foreign Minister, Nikos Kotzias, said on Monday during his visit to Cyprus. he said that Turkey has submitted a document to the United Nations containing “erroneous positions” regarding Greek …

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Serbian FM Dacic sings to Greek counterpart Kotzias (video)

Diplomacy is more than sit around a table, exchange nice sentences and trade A for B and D for C. Hosting a dinner for his Greek counterpart on a visit to Belgrade, Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic grabbed the microphone and sang a Greek song to Nikos Kotzias … in …

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Greek FM Kotzias on visit to Serbia, FYROM and Kosovo

Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias is departing Tuesday for a trip to Serbia, FYROM and Kosovo. The visits take place as Macedonia name talks with FYROM continue. Kotzias’ first stop will be Serbia, where he will meet on Wednesday with Serbian Vice President and Foreign Minister Ivitsa Dacic and President Alexandar …

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