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US State Department includes Greece to Level 3 risk countries

The US State Department issued an emergency advisory for travelers urging them to avoid non-essential travel to Greece due to coronavirus. It calls on high risk groups to avoid even essential travels to Greece. The instruction follows the directive by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that calls on …

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US State Dept. calls on Turkey to maintain status of Hagia Sophia

The US State Department has called on Turkey to maintain the status of Hagia Sophia as a museum and to not convert it into a mosque. Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, Sam Brownback, posted on Twitter on Thursday: “The Hagia Sophia holds enormous spiritual & cultural significance to …

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US calls on Turkey to refrain from creating tension in Evros

US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Matthew Palmer has said that he has been working systematically to reduce tensions in Greek-Turkish relations. During an online event organized by the German Marshall Fund, Palmer assured that Washington is in constant dialogue with Athens and Ankara with the …

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Turkey’s drilling in Cyprus EEZ is “highly provocative,” warns USA

The US State Department has described as “highly provocative” Turkey’s drilling in the Exclusive Economic Zone of Cyprus. The move increases the risk of tension in the area. To a question posed by Greek website hellas journal, the State Department reiterated its position on the issue and called on Turkey …

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