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Greece denounces the illegal Turko-Libyan memorandum to UN

Greece has submitted a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres outlining the background of the illegal Turkish-Libyan memorandum. The Permanent Representative of Greece to the UN, Maria Theofili, underlined in the letter that “Greece maintains all its rights under international law and calls on Libya and Turkey to respect the …

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Greece to raise naked migrants issue with UN; Turkey claims “fake news”

Greece’s Migration and Asylum Minister Notis Mitarakis said on Monday that he will inform the United Nations on the issue of 92 naked migrants collected at the Evros river, the natural border with Turkey  on Friday. He once again accused Turkey of mistreating migrants. Speaking to Skai TV,  Mitarakis said …

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Greece FM sends letters to UN, NATO over absurd Turkish claims

Greece’s Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias will send letters to all members of the UN Security Council and to the UN Secretary General, as well as the secretary general of NATO, in the wake of the unprecedented statements made by Turkish officials’ in recent days. The statements made by the Turkish …

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Greece: “Negotiations only when Turkish ships withdraw from Greek continental shelf”

“Negotiations with Turkey can be held as soon as Turkish ships withdraw from the Greek continental shelf” Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias reiterated Greece ‘s position while in New York for a meeting with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday. Dendias briefed Guterres on Turkey’s provocations against peace and regional stability …

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Greece has a role and a say in the situation in Libya, FM Dendias tells Guterres

Greece, as a neighbour of Libya that is directly affected by developments there and as a factor for stability in the region, also has a role and a say in the situation in Libya, Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias stressed during his meeting in Geneva with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. …

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UN to post coordinates of EEZ maps of Turkey-Libya Agreement

United Nations’ Division for Ocean Affairs will post the geographical coordinates outlined in the maritime border agreement signed by Turkey and Libya in November 2019. Including the memorandum’s sea zone maps in the UN’s database is expected to give them an official character. Athens is concerned, however, it tries to …

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Turkey submits MoU to UN to register “maritime boundaries” with Libya

“Turkey has applied to United Nations to register the agreement signed with Libya that sets  the countries’ maritime boundaries in the Eastern Mediterranean,” Anadolu news agency reported on Thursday. Citing diplomatic sources, Anadolu said Ankara applied to the UN to register the memorandum on Wednesday. A Foreign Ministry official confirmed …

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Greece sends letters to UN objecting Turkey-Libya agreement

Greece has lodged objections to the United Nations over the agreement between Libya and Turkey mapping out maritime boundaries as a violation of international law, the Greek government spokesman said on Tuesday. “This agreement was compiled in bad faith, it violates the Law of the Sea” government spokesman Stelios Petsas …

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Mitsotakis Mati Tragedy: At UN he blames “climate change,” at home “Syriza”

Greeks were stunned to hear Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, saying on Monday that the devastating fire in Mati was due to the climate change. You see, ever since the disaster that caused the lives of 102 people in july 2018, New Democracy has been accusing the Regional governor of Attica, …

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Nimetz: Consequences profound and dangerous if Prespes Agreement…

“If the Prespes Agreement does not come into effect the consequences will be profound and dangerous,” UN Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy for the talks between Greece and The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Matthew Nimetz said in an exclusive interview with Athens news agency. In response to a question by ANA, …

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2,800 refugee children in Greece’s camps attended school in 2018

The Migration Agency of the United nations,  the European Union and Greece’s authorities helped a total of 2,800 refugee and migrant children go back to school in the year 2018.  The UN Migration Agency IOM announced on Friday that almost 2,800 children living in Greece in open-accommodation centres for migrants …

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Greek FM: Turkey’s bid to “legitimize illegal territorial claims against international law”

Turkey’s efforts to legitimize “illegal” claims on Greek sovereign territory are doomed to fail because they’re contrary to international law, Greece’s Foreign Minister, Nikos Kotzias, said on Monday during his visit to Cyprus. he said that Turkey has submitted a document to the United Nations containing “erroneous positions” regarding Greek …

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US, UK and France launch strikes in Syria before Chemical Weapons investigation

Bombing has begun. US, UK, France launched missile strikes on Syria short before 4:00 o’ clock  Saturday. The strikes lasted for about one hour, more than 100 missiles were fired. The Strikes were reportedly launched while US President Donal Trump was still addressing the nation. Strikes rocked Damascus with explosions …

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Greece turns to EU, NATO and UN on Greek soldiers in Turkish custody

As the two Greek soldiers remain in custody in Turkish high-security prison in Edirne, Greece has turned to international organization on the issue hoping for a successful intervention. However, all the  European Union, the Commission and the NATO do, is to express hope of “good neighboring relations.” EU Foreign Affairs …

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