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Turkish court to take on citizen’s appeal to assume Greek surname

A court in western Turkish province of Izmir has approved the appeal by Yannis Vasilis Yaylalı, an ethnically Greek Turkish citizen who comes from a Muslim convert family, to abandon his Turkish last name and assume a Greek one, Mezopotamya Agency reported on Friday. Yaylalı, who emigrated to Greece in …

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Turkey says gas pipeline with Israel not possible in short term

A potential gas pipeline project between Turkey and Israel is not possible in the short-term and building an alternative system to cut dependence on Russia will not happen quickly, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday. Turkey and Israel have in recent weeks been working to mend their long-strained …

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Ferries from Greek islands in North Aegean to Turkish ports to be relaunched

Ferries connecting Greek islands in the north Aegean Sea with Turkish ports will be relaunched in March, it was reported on Thursday. The first such route from the island of Chios to Cesme will begin on March 23 The first route from Mytilini, Lesvos, to Ayvalık is set for April …

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Stoltenberg hints at risks from Turkey’s S-400, No-Fly Zone in Ukraine

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has shown the importance of NATO allies not being dependent on Russian military equipment, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said in his speech at the Diplomacy Forum in Antalya on Friday. While he did not explicitly mentioned the Russian S-400 missiles, both Turkish and Greek media understood …

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