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Greece and Turkey Continue Talks as Erdogan Rules Out Concessions

Talks between diplomats from Greece and Turkey continue on Wednesday in Athens, a day after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated that his country will not make any concessions in the Mediterranean. The 62nd bilateral “exploratory talks” between Greek and...

What Can Greece Expect from Joe Biden?

Greece expects a lot from Joe Biden, President elect of the United States, based on the man's previous stance on Greece and his once humorous comment that he is "Joe Bidenopoulos". There have been other occasions, too, when the 46th...

Turkish Research Vessel Oruc Reis Cruised Just Seven Miles Off Coast of Kastellorizo

Oruc Reis, the Turkish research vessel at the center of the country's sea border dispute with Greece and Cyprus, was spotted just seven miles off the coast of the Greek island of Kastellorizo late on Thursday night. After illegally encroaching...

EU Warns Turkey with Sanctions Over East Med Provocations

The European Union toughened its stance towards Turkey on Thursday and warned that sanctions will be discussed at the December EU Summit if Ankara continues its provocations in the Eastern Mediterranean. The EU’s High Representative Josep Borrell, participating in a...

US Warns of Russia's Role in the Eastern Mediterranean

Geoffrey Pyatt, the United States' ambassador to Athens, had some strong admonitions regarding Russian influence in the troubled Eastern Mediterranean in his remarks during the online Thessaloniki Summit on Thursday. Apropos the recent Athens visit of Russian Foreign Affairs Minister Sergey...

Greek Navy on Alert as Turkey Extends Gas Exploration South of Rhodes

Greece's naval forces are on high alert after Turkey's decision on Saturday to instruct the exploration vessel Oruc Reis to continue surveying for energy reserves in a location south of the Greek island of Rhodes until November 4. This is...

Israeli Foreign Ministry Expresses Full Diplomatic Solidarity with Greece

Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lior Haiat sent a cordial message to the nation of Greece on Friday via a Tweet, which read "Israel reiterates its full support and strong solidarity with Greece in its maritime zone and its opposition...

Greece and Cyprus Reject Draft of Conclusions at European Council Summit

Relations in the East Mediterranean, between Greece, Cyprus, and Turkey, were at the center of Thursday's meeting of the Special European Council in Brussels. However, after Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis made it clear that provocations against members of the...