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Greece’s FM appeals on EU counterparts for a sanctions list against Turkey

Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias appealed to his European counterparts for the creation of a list of potential sanctions to be imposed on Turkey if necessary. “We don’t want them to be imposed now on Turkey, but to be there so it is clear what will happen if Ankara returns to …

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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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2 masks, 1 flask: Greece’s half-measures for students’ protection

One thing is certain from the Education Minister’s announcements about the opening of schools: the complete lack of serious government planning to protect the health of students and teachers. Wish list and half-measures The previous certainty that the schools will open on September 7 has been replaced by the wiser …

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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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Greece to push for sanctions against Turkey, but EU is rather cool

Greece’ Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said that the European Union, the UNESCO and the United Nations must launch initiatives for Turkey’s decision to convert Hagia Sophia to a mosque. He said further that Greece will ask the European Union to prepare a list of “very powerful measures” against Turkey, in …

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EU to sanction two Turkish nationals over drilling in Cyprus EEZ

European Union diplomats have agreed to impose sanctions against two Turkish nationals in response to Ankara’s controversial search for hydrocarbons within Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone. Citing two officials who did not want to be named, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday that the two Turkish nationals will face travel bans and a …

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EU adopts sanctions on persons/entities involved in Turkey’s illegal drilling

The European Union Foreign Ministers adopted on Monday a framework for sanctions on persons and entities involved in Turkey‘s illegal drilling off Cyprus. The sanctions include travel ban to the EU as well as assets freeze for both natural persons and entities. In addition, EU persons and entities will be …

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Trump imposes sanctions against Turkish officials over Syria offensive

The U.S. Treasury Department announced sanctions Monday on two high-ranking Turkish ministries and three senior government officials over Turkey’s military operation in northeastern Syria. Washington imposed sanctions on Turkey’s Ministry of National Defense and Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources and also on Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar, Minister …

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EU Council slams Turkey for illegal drilling in Cyprus, Syria operation

With two conclusions the European Council condemned Turkey on Monday for both the military operation in Syria and the illegal drilling in Cyprus Exclusive Economic Zone. For the latter it also announced sanctions, even though it did not specify when these could go into effect. The EU condemns #Turkey’s military …

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US warns Greece of sanctions should it harbor the Iranian tanker

“There is no official request from the Iranian tanker for mooring,” Greek Shipping Minister Giannis Plakiotakis said on Tuesday implying that Athens will not officially express its position on the issue, not before tanker Adrian Darya 1 declares its intentions. The ministires of Merchant Shipping and Foreign Affairs are monitoring …

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EU releases measures against Turkey for its “illegal drilling off Cyprus”

The European Union released punitive measures against Turkey for its illegal drilling off Cyprus and its strongly concerned such activities. The EU suspends high-level talks with Turkey, cuts in pre-accession funding, freezes aviation agreement talks, asks the European Investment Bank to review lending to Turkey. Turkish drilling activities in the …

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EU envoys approve sanctions against Turkey over illegal drilling off Cyprus

European Union member states have approved sanctions against Turkey over its illegal drilling off Cyprus. The draft statement approved  by envoys of EU member states foresees: Suspension of negotiations of Comprehensive Air Transport Agreement Temporary suspension of high-level dialogue Reduction of per-accession assistance for Turkey in 2020 European Investment Bank …

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EU threatens Turkey with sanctions over “illegal actions” in Cyprus, Greece

The 28 European leaders have threatened Turkey with sanctions if it continues its illegal actions in the Eastern Mediterranean and [interesting to note] in the Aegean Sea. In the Conclusions statement following the European Council Summit in Brussels,  the European leaders “strongly condemn” and express “serious concerns” about Turkey’s illegal …

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Tsipras at EU Summit: Measures and sanctions against Turkey if no immediate stop of violations

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has called on European leaders to take measures and sanctions against Turkey, if it does not stop violations of International Law and provocative actions in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Arriving at the European Council Summit in Brussels, Tsipras said “A clear message must be given …

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New Democracy favors EU sanctions against Turkey

Greece’s main opposition party and potential winner of July elections, conservative New Democracy favors EU sanctions against Turkey. ND is reportedly closely monitoring the developments in the Exclusive Economic Zone of Cyprus and Turkey’s drilling provocations in drilling in the area. Following the extraordinary meeting of the Government Council for …

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Tsipras threatens Turkey with EU sanctions for “violating sovereign rights”

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras clearly sent a warning message to Turkey and threatens with sanctions “anyone who violates sovereign rights and International Law.”  Speaking after the extraordinary meeting of the Greek Government Council for Foreign Affairs and Defense (KYSEA) on Sunday afternoon, Tsipras said: “Anyone who violates the sovereign rights …

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