While Ankara has systematically harassed and blocked the Nautical Geo research vessel, which is to conduct research in the Mediterranean to plot the course of the EastMed pipeline, occupying a large swathe of Cyprus’ EEZ, Akar claimed that the ship is violating Turkey’s maritime jurisdiction.
The informal talks will review the worst settlement proposal to date, the Turkish Cypriot demand (guided by Ankara) for a two-state solution that would bring the permanent, de jure partition of the island.
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.
Turkey was well aware of the cost to Greece of being on constant military alert and hoped that this would break Athens' resistance and force it to retreat and accept Ankara's claims.
In Turkey, his sacking of his son-in-law and finance minister, Berat Albayrak, showS that Edogan will not hesitate to sacrifice even family members in order to stay in power.
However difficult the situation between Greece and Turkey may be at present, we will always support discussion and the resolution of these problems through the direct talks," Lavrov said.
Turkish foreign ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy dismissed the suggestion that the plane carrying Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias had been deliberately held up as a provocation to Athens.
The government must not allow the pandemic and the Turkish crisis to disorient them and they must speed up reform efforts so as to implement necessary changes.
The Foreign Affairs ministers of Greece, Cyprus, Egypt, France and the United Arab Emirates called on Turkey to «fully respect the sovereignty and sovereign rights of all states in their marine zones in the East Mediterranean,» during a teleconference on Monday. At the meeting to discuss the latest developments in the East Mediterranean, the five […]
That protection commenced during the administration of former PM George Papandreou with a law drafted by then economy minister Louka Katseli (still known as the 'Katseli law') which provided protection for over-indebted households and came into effect in August, 2010.
The prospect of Turkey exporting its internal problems - whether by sending into Greece’s or Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic zones a hydrocarbons research vessel or by creating strong migrant flows toward Greece - is not unlikely.