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PM Mitsotakis and President Macron Denounce Turkish Behavior in Libya, Cyprus and Greece

Greek Premier Kyriakos Mitsotakis is in Paris on Wednesday, where earlier he held an official meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron. The French leader welcomed Prime Minister Mitsotakis on the steps of the Élysée Palace in the capital city before...

UK Sides With Cyprus, Deplores New Turkish Drilling in Eastern Mediterranean

High-ranking officials of the United Kingdom condemned on Tuesday Turkey's new provocative actions around and inside the Exclusive Economic Zone of the Republic of Cyprus. Asked to comment on the Turkish activity around the island by the state-run Cyprus News...

EU Expresses ”Strong Concern” About Turkish Decision to Send Troops to Libya

Peter Stano, the lead spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy for the European Union, issued a statement on Friday condemning the Turkish Parliament's decision to grant President Erdogan the power to send Turkish troops to Libya. ''The European Union...

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Visit Cyprus in January 2020

US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo is set to reaffirm the United States' support of UN-facilitated, Cypriot-led efforts to reunify Cyprus as a bizonal, bicommunal federation during a visit he will pay to the island on January 7. In a...

Australia Names Arthur Spyrou as Canberra’s New Ambassador to Greece

Australia's new Ambassador to Greece will be Arthur Spyrou, according to a press release from the country's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade which was released on Monday. Spyrou will also be accredited to Bulgaria and Romania, since the Australian...

Turkey Sends Controversial Accord with Libya to United Nations

Turkey’s controversial maritime boundary delimitation agreement with the government of Libya was sent to the United Nations (UN), Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday, according to a report of state-run Anadolu news agency. Erdogan said that following the...

Diplomats Declare New Turkish-Libyan Agreement Contrary to International Law

Greek diplomatic sources on Thursday said that Greek authorities have finally obtained the text of the memorandum of understanding on maritime zones recently signed by Turkey and Libya. The same sources said that this text was not provided to Greece...

Turkey Blamed for Pressuring NATO on Kurdish Issue for Own Political Gain

A new confrontation between Ankara and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) appears to have been taking place over the last several days, according to an exclusive report from Reuters published on Tuesday. Turkey has allegedly been blocking a NATO...

PM Mitsotakis Says Greece Can No Longer Be "Convenient Parking for Refugees and Migrants"

The German newspaper Handelsblatt published a front-page interview today with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who spoke to interviewers about Greece's economy, migration, and how it has exited the financial crisis. Mitsotakis used tough language to describe the current refugee and...

2,152 New Migrants Arrive on Greek Shores in First Two Weeks of November

An additional 2,152 migrants and refugees arrived on the shores of Greece from November 1 to November 14, 2019, according to official data. More specifically, and according to the announcement made by the North Aegean Police Directorate General, the island...