Σάββατο 18 Σεπτεμβρίου 2021
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Akinci: Erdogan wanted him out to torpedo 2019 effort at comprehensive Cyprus settlement talks
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Akinci: Erdogan wanted him out to torpedo 2019 effort at comprehensive Cyprus settlement talks

Akinci made the bombshell statement in an interview with the Turkish Cypriot daily Yeni Duzen. He said the agreement would have put settlement talks back on track.

Van der Leyen, Michel offer carrot and stick at summit with Erdogan
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Van der Leyen, Michel offer carrot and stick at summit with Erdogan

Despite concerns over recent Turkish backsliding on human rights, the EU has applauded Ankara’s recent withdrawal of vessels operating in disputed waters and restarting talks with Greece.

Athens purchase of 18 Rafale war planes boosts Greek-Frenck defence cooperation
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Athens purchase of 18 Rafale war planes boosts Greek-Frenck defence cooperation

The addition of the French war planes to the Greek Air Force fleet has been touted as giving the Greek Air Force a strategic boost in its deterrent force amid Turkish threats.

Editorial Ta Nea: Persistence
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Editorial Ta Nea: Persistence

Each time Erdoagn pushed the envelope a bit further because he knew that although Greece was complaining strongly the EU would not significantly change its posture.

Cavusoglu lashes
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Cavusoglu lashes

Linde said that as a “guest” she would not engage in a dispute. “I would hope that everybody in Turkey will have the possibility to express their views as frankly as you are doing, minister. Thank you,” she said.

European Commission welcomes Ankara’s move to pull drilling ship out of Cyprus’ EEZ
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European Commission welcomes Ankara’s move to pull drilling ship out of Cyprus’ EEZ

A Commission, spokesman said that, 'The departure constitutes another welcome step towards de-escalation ... and we hope for similar and further moves in this direction.'

Greece, Cyprus push hard at EU summit for tougher stance against Turkey
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Greece, Cyprus push hard at EU summit for tougher stance against Turkey

German Chancellor Angela Merkel opposed harsher language against Turkey, presumably in order to facilitate Germany's role as mediator between Turkey and Greece.

Editorial Ta Nea: A new EU vitality
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Editorial Ta Nea: A new EU vitality

European Commission apresident Von der Leyen said that on both the Greek-Turkish and migration issues Greece and Cyprus can count on the EU’s absolute solidarity.

Pompeo calls for Greek-Turkish dialogue after withdrawal of their forces from Eastern Mediterranean
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Pompeo calls for Greek-Turkish dialogue after withdrawal of their forces from Eastern Mediterranean

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has repeatedly declared that dialogue is inconceivable before Turkey withdraws its forces from the area. He clearly ruled out the concept of diplomacy at gunpoint.

EU foreign policy chief blasts Turkey on behalf of Commission
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EU foreign policy chief blasts Turkey on behalf of Commission

In direct opposition to the UN Convention Ankara has steadfastly maintained that islands have no EEZ, a position that was rejected by the US, France, and the entire EU among others.

Editorial Ta Nea: Message of peace
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Editorial Ta Nea: Message of peace

No one can ignore the fact that a new energy map in which Greece will have a leading role is being drawn up.

Editorial To Vima: A pipeline of opportunities and challenges
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Editorial To Vima: A pipeline of opportunities and challenges

By opening a corridor for the procurement of gas EastMed is expected to contribute decisively to safeguarding the energy sufficiency and security of EU member-states.

EastMed pipeline will upgrade the geostrategic value of Greece, Cyprus says Mitsotakis
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EastMed pipeline will upgrade the geostrategic value of Greece, Cyprus says Mitsotakis

'The new pipeline will increase the geopolitical weight and surplus value of Greece and Cyprus in the Mediterranean and give strategic depth to our cooperation with Israel,'the Greek PM said.

Mitsotakis, Anastasiades hold talks ahead of EastMed signing
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Mitsotakis, Anastasiades hold talks ahead of EastMed signing

Mitsotakis described EastMed as a very important energy project, which is the result of a key trilateral collaboration that extends beyond the energy sector.

EastMed Act another move en route to gas pipeline
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EastMed Act another move en route to gas pipeline

The Act reaffirms the importance to the US of maintaining its strategic partnerships with Israel, Greece and Cyprus.which are cooperating on the EastMed gas pipeline from the Mediterranean to Europe.

EastMed pipeline factor in Greek-Turkish ties, efforts to stem Ankara’s regional influence
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EastMed pipeline factor in Greek-Turkish ties, efforts to stem Ankara’s regional influence

The aim is to block Ankara’s attempt to create de facto situations – by delimiting EEZs in an illegal manner - that threaten the interests of regional countries and international players.

Energy Minister seeks to allay Turkish concerns over EastMed gas pipeline
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Energy Minister seeks to allay Turkish concerns over EastMed gas pipeline

'These works in combination with the high diplomatic action that Greece has developed in the last period show that the country has a multidimensional foreign policy with prestige and presence,' Kostis Hatzidakis said.

Amidst bellicose acts in sea, air Cavusoglu brandishes carrot of ICJ
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Amidst bellicose acts in sea, air Cavusoglu brandishes carrot of ICJ

In an exclusive interview with To Vima the Turkish foreign minister does not tule out going to the Hague Court, supoprts the Treaty of Lausanne , sees prospect of Turkish drilling at the illegal and non-existent Turkey-Libya sea border.

Editorial To Vima: Brexit and us
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Editorial To Vima: Brexit and us

Brexit will certainly create an opportunity for the 27-member EU to discuss its future prospects and to deal with internal differences.

Amidst strong threats, Mitsotakis continues push to isolate Turkey internationally
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Amidst strong threats, Mitsotakis continues push to isolate Turkey internationally

'The Turkey-Libya MOUon the delimitation of maritime borders nfringes upon the sovereign rights of third States, does not comply with the Law of the Sea and cannot produce any legal consequences for third States,' EU leaders said.

Akar: We are at the same point as 1974, comparing invasion of Cyprus with invasion of its EEZ
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Akar: We are at the same point as 1974, comparing invasion of Cyprus with invasion of its EEZ

 Setting aside Ankara’s bellicose behaviour and territorial claims in Cyprus’ maritime zone and the Aegean, Akar maintained that Turkey supports 'good neighbourly relations, international law and mutual respect'.

Pyatt argues Turkey-Libya MOU on EEZs violation of international law
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Pyatt argues Turkey-Libya MOU on EEZs violation of international law

'The US legal judgment is that the Turkish government, in its assertions regarding maritime claims and specifically continental shelves, differs with our legal analysis and also with the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea,' the US ambassador said.

Editorial Ta Nea: Messages
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Editorial Ta Nea: Messages

Greece must seek the broadest possible support in Europe. It must pursue and achieve a clear condemnation of Ankara's actions at the December 12-13 EU summit.

Turkish defence minister demands large part of Cyprus’, Greece’s oil gas and oil deposits
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Turkish defence minister demands large part of Cyprus’, Greece’s oil gas and oil deposits

The US, Russia, France, Cyprus, Israel, and most recently Italy have all underlined that the Turkey-Libya MOU is a serious threat to regional stabilit,

Athens responds to Turkish letter to the UN  challenging Greek sovereign rights
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Athens responds to Turkish letter to the UN challenging Greek sovereign rights

The Greek statement says the assertions in Turkey’s 13 November letter violate International Law of the Sea and Greece rejects in its entirety. It has no legal results regarding Greece’s rights.