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Ex FM Bakoyannis slams German FM Maas for being “mute” while Turkey threatens Greece

Former Foreign Minister and New Democracy MP Dora Bakoyannis slammed German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas for his attitude during a joint press conference with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu who openly threatened Greece. Maas “was either lost in translation or mute,” Bakoyannis said characteristically. Speaking at the Plenary of the …

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Germany rejects Greece’s request for arms embargo on Turkey

Germany has rejected Greece’s request for arms embargo on Turkey amid the ongoing tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean. Speaking to German Press Agency (dpa) German Foreign Minister Heiko Mass said “I do not find the demand of an arms embargo against Turkey strategically correct. It is not easy to do …

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Sanctions against Turkey to be discussed at Leaders Summit in Sept (UPD)

The European Union announced on Friday that a list with sanctions against Turkey has been drafted and that it will be discussed at the Summit on September 24-25, 2020. At a press conference following the informal EU foreign ministers Gymnich meeting in Berlin, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs & …

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German FM Heiko Maas to visit Greece and Turkey in mediator role

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas will visit Greece and Turkey beginning to next week in an effort to mediate between the two neighboring countries and have them start a dialogue on their crucial issues. Maas’ tour is taking place ahead of the Gymnich, the informal meeting of EU foreign ministers …

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PM Mitsotakis: “EU sanctions on Turkey is the only way to ongoing provocations”

“EU sanctions on Turkey is the only way to ongoing provocations,” Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Tuesday during a meeting with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas whose country is holding the rotating Presidency in the European Union. Short time later, Mitsotakis called for an emergency meeting with the Greek …

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German FM Maas urges Turkey to avoid “provocative actions”

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas urged Turkey on Tuesday to fully engage in planned talks with the European Union and avoid “provocative actions” in the Eastern Mediterranean in an effort to head off a potential crisis with neighboring Greece. “We have a very clear position: international law must be respected. …

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Turkey’s FM claims “Greece has been opening fire at refugee boats”

An unbelievable claim made publicly by Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu. “Greece has been firing at refugee boats, sinking them in the Aegean, people are drowned, others forcibly return to Turkey wounded,” Cavusoglu said during a joint press conference with his German counterpart, Heiko Mass, in Ankara on Saturday. #Greece …

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German FM Maas:”Great respect” for Greece’s handling of migration

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas expressed his “great respect” for Greece, both for the heavy burden placed upon it during the crisis and for the actions taken by the new government on migration and to speed up the pace of reforms. The German minister made the statement in a joint …

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Germany warns of “possible arrests” during traveling to Turkey

The German government has tightened its travel advice for Turkey, warning of possible arrests, after officials in Ankara denied accreditation to foreign journalists – some from Germany – without offering a reason. It was only last week, when the Turkish Interior Minister, Suleiman Soylu, warned that foreign tourists, journalists, academics …

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