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Libya's Navy Chief Warns: ''I Have Orders to Sink Any Turkish Research Vessel Myself''

Farag el Mahdawi, the Chief of Staff of the Libyan Navy, gave an interview to Greece's ALPHA TV on Monday evening, expressing his strong views against the recent agreement between Ankara and the Tripoli-based government forces of his country. Mahdawi...

EU President Tusk Slams Turkey, Saying ''We Stand United Behind Cyprus''

Donald Tusk, the outgoing President of the European Council, issued a damning statement against Turkey on Monday evening, condemning Ankara's actions off the coast of the Republic of Cyprus. Tusk, whose tenure in the EU's highest office ends on October 31,...

Turkish Cypriot Official Claims Ghost Town of Famagusta Will Reopen in Ten Years

Ersin Tatar, the so-called ''Prime Minister'' of the illegally occupied northern part of Cyprus said on Friday in Ankara that his ''administration's'' plan to re-open the fenced-off town of Varosha in Famagusta ''will be completed in the next ten...

Turkey Defies EU Sanctions, Vows to Continue Drilling off Cyprus

The Turkish Foreign Ministry issued a statement on Tuesday morning, commenting on EU Foreign Ministers' decision to go ahead with the first sanctions against Turkey, in response to its illegal activities off the coast of Cyprus. ''The conclusions adopted by...

Turkey's Cavusoglu Calls Any Cyprus Energy Deal that Excludes Ankara "Invalid"

Turkey's provocative statements challenging the Republic of Cyprus' sovereign rights show no signs of ceasing, as Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu made another claim against Nicosia's right to exploit its energy resources on Friday. Speaking with Turkey's Anadolu news agency,...

Turkish Official Repeats Ankara’s Will to Defend its ”Blue Homeland”

Colonel Tamer Zincir, an official belonging to the Turkish Defense Ministry, repeated on Monday the Turkish position regarding Ankara's rights to their so-called ''Blue Homeland.'' As IBNA news agency reported on Monday, Zincir was giving a press conference regarding the...

PM Tsipras Tells Turks ''We Can Coexist Without Fear and Hatred''

The Greek Prime Minister gave an interview this week to the Turkish TGRT Haber television channel while he was in Turkey visiting Ankara, Istanbul and Halki. The full interview will be broadcast on Sunday. In a snippet of the interview shown...

Turkey's Erdogan Asks Greek PM to Repatriate Eight Turkish Soldiers

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on Greece on Tuesday to cooperate in the repatriation of eight soldiers who fled to Greece following a 2016 coup attempt. Erdogan made the remarks in a joint news conference with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras...