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Turkey Refuses to Join Greece, Israel, and Cyprus at Libya Conference

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told French President Emmanuel Macron at the G20 Summit this weekend that Turkey will not be part of the Paris conference on Libya. Greece, Cyprus, and Israel will all be in attendance at the...

Turkey’s Foreign Chief Accuses Greek Counterpart of “Crying Like a Kid”

Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that Greece's Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias is “crying like a kid,” during a televised interview on Turkish TV. Using extremely undiplomatic, even rude, language, he said that Greece's top diplomat complains about Turkey at...

Greece on its Way to Becoming Fastest Aging Country in the EU

The population decline in Greece, which has been steady since 2011, will lead the country to having the oldest people in the EU by 2030. That is the conclusion of a report by Eurostat, the EU statistics agency, about...

Turkish Cypriot Leader Resigns After Compromising Sex Video Surfaces

Turkish Cypriot leader Ersan Saner resigned on Wednesday after a compromising video appeared on social media on Tuesday evening. Saner's National Unity Party (UBP) had withdrawn from the Turkish-occupied Cyprus "government" last week. The government of the breakaway part of...

Journalist Reveals Legacy of British Rule, Turkish Invasion on Cyprus

Johnny Harris, an independent American journalist and filmmaker, recently released his first video in a four-part series about the history of Cyprus, including the enduring legacy of British colonialism and the tragic impact of the Turkish invasion of the...

Cyprus Revokes 45 Golden Visas in the Wake of Last Year’s Scandal

The Cypriot government announced on Friday that it would rescind the citizenship of 45 foreign investors and their relatives who acquired Cypriot passports through the country's corrupt 'golden visas' scheme. The decision was reached after an independent inquiry into the...

Russia Dismisses Reports of Recognizing Occupied Northern Cyprus

A Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman has dismissed reports that Moscow is negotiating a potential recognition of occupied Northern Cyprus. Maria Zakharova indicated that Moscow and Ankara are not negotiating the mutual recognition of Crimea as a Russian republic and Northern...

Turkey Issues Navtex North of Cyprus, Nicosia Responds

Cyprus responded to a Navtex issued by Turkey on Friday evening announcing new research from seismic ship Oruc Reis north of Cyprus

Security Analyst: Greece, Cyprus Should Offer Naval Bases to France

The Greece-France security agreement signed last week should lead to the establishment of French naval bases in Greece and Cyprus, a security analyst says. Dr. Ioannis Mazis believes that extending military collaboration with France will make Greece safer. Dr. Mazis,...

Turkey Accuses Greece in Pushing of Greek Cypriot Vessel

Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoglu has once again blamed Greece over an incident in which the Turkish Navy pushed back a Greek Cypriot research vessel that "violated Turkey’s continental shelf." Çavuşoglu accused Greece of “descent to the field” and characterized...