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Greece says Turkey is an “unreliable interlocutor”; EU against Erdogan for insulting Macron

Greece said Monday that Turkey plans to carry out a maritime military exercise on Oct. 28, a Greek national holiday, just hours after NATO’s secretary general said both Greece and Turkey had called off war-games on each other’s national holidays. Government spokesman Stelios Petsas said Ankara’s move showed it was …

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Greece’s PM Mitsotakis express full support to Macron after Erdogan’s insults

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has expressed his full support and solidarity to Emmanuel Macron following the insults by Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan against the French President. “Personal insults against President Macron and hate speech targeting France by the Turkish leadership is unacceptable, fuels religious hatred and undermines peaceful coexistence,” …

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Mitsotakis to meet Macron on Sept 10 to talk about defense procurement

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will be meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron in Corsica on September 10, government spokesman Stelios Petsas announced on Monday morning. The meeting will take place before the Summit of the countries of European South, MED 7, where leaders from France, Greece, Italy, Spain, Cyprus, …

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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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Macron expresses solidarity with Greece and Cyprus in a message in Greek

French President Emmanuel Macron expressed his solidarity with Greece and Cyprus in a message on social media written in Greek. “Europe needs to take a thorough look at security issues in the Mediterranean. I will soon convene a conference of the countries of the European Union’s South,” he wrote on …

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Macron opens door to North Macedonia, Albania EU accession talks

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday he would allow North Macedonia and Albania to begin talks on joining the European Union if the bloc’s executive gave them a positive review next month. Macron’s comments at the Munich Security Conference look set to end his freeze on the two Balkan …

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Macron: “France supports Greece & Cyprus, condemns Turkey’s challenges”

“France supports Greece and Cyprus in terms of respect for their sovereign rights, condemning Turkey’s challenge of these,” President Emmannuel Macron said during a joint press conference with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis at Elysee Palace in Paris on Wednesday. “We repeated our concerns and condemned unequivocally the Turkey-Libya agreement,” …

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Erdogan tells Macron “to check his own brain death”

French President Emmanuel Macron should check his own “brain death” before describing NATO “brain dead”, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday in a rebuff of the French leader. “Look Mr. Macron, I am calling to you from Turkey, but I will tell you again at NATO. First, have your …

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North Macedonia PM calls for early elections, political turmoil in Albania

North Macedonia Prime Minister, Zoran Zaef, has called for early elections just a day after French President Emmanuel Macron blocked the start of European Union accession talks with  the country as well as with Albania. “Citizens must decide which path we will take in the future – the correct, progressive …

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France, Netherlands, Denmark block EU accession of North Macedonia, Albania

French President Emmanuel Macron blocked on Friday the begin of EU accession talks with North Macedonia and Albania. In support of French position were also the Netherlands and Denmark. The EU Summit deeply disappointed the two Balkan countries, as unanimity is required for new EU member states. Macron said the …

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Mitsotakis, Macron seek ways for the purchase of two French Frigates

Greece wants to shield the country in the face of Turkish challenges and provocations and will buy two French frigates, media reported over the weekend. The deal was fixed during the visit of Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, to Paris and his meeting with President Emmanuel Macron on August 22. The …

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