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EU Foreign Ministers Condemn Turkey’s Hagia Sophia Decision

The European Union's foreign affairs leader Josep Borrell stated that the EU flatly "condemned the Turkish decision to convert such an emblematic monument as the Hagia Sophia," after Monday's meeting of all 27 foreign ministers of the nations belonging...

Greece, Italy Maritime Deal "Model of Cooperation" in the Mediterranean

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Wednesday hailed an agreement on maritime boundaries signed between Greece and Italy on Tuesday as “a model of cooperation and good neighborly relations.” Speaking in Parliament, he added that “(The agreement) describes the extent...

Greece, Italy Sign Agreement on Maritime Boundaries

Greece and Italy signed an agreement in Athens on Tuesday regarding the delimitation of maritime zones between the two countries. The signing of the agreement on the boundaries of the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) occurred during the meeting of the...

US Backs Greece in Dispute Over Turkey-Libya Maritime Deal

The US government continues to cast aspersions on the legitimacy of the memorandum of understanding on sea borders signed by Turkey and Libya last November, calling it "provocative" and "counterproductive." The arbitrary demarcation of the two countries' maritime borders violates...

Turkey Releases Maps Challenging Greek Sovereignty

The Turkish Government Gazette has presented a map of the 24 Eastern Aegean seabed areas which Turkey has demarcated for oil and gas drilling in the most recent blatant challenge to Greek sovereignty. The new map completely disregards the continental...

EU Imposes Sanctions on Turkish Individuals Over Cyprus Drilling

The European Union announced on Thursday that -- in solidarity with Cyprus -- it will impose sanctions on two Turkish individuals over their role in Turkey's illegal drilling activities inside the island Republic's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). The EU did...

France's Flagship Aircraft Carrier Sends Message of Support From Cyprus' EEZ

France further intensified its strong military presence in the Eastern Mediterranean on Wednesday, in an effort to send a clear message of military might to all those who provoke Cyprus regarding its sovereign rights in the region. The flagship of...

Report Says EU to Impose Sanctions on Turkish Officials Over Cyprus Drillings

A report from the American website Bloomberg on Tuesday suggests that the EU has agreed to impose sanctions on two Turkish nationals in regard to the country's illegal actions inside the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of the Republic of Cyprus. The American...

Egypt Sides With Greece, Calls Turkey-Libya Deal "Void and Non-Existent"

In a letter sent recently to the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and President of the Security Council Kelly Craft, the nation of Egypt sided with Greece and renounced the two memoranda signed between the government of Tripoli,...

France, Italy and Cyprus to Conduct Joint Naval Exercises in Eastern Mediterranean

The naval forces of the nations of France, Italy and the Republic of Cyprus will conduct a tripartite maritime cooperation exercise on Thursday called “CYP/FRA/IT 2019,” the Cypriot Ministry of Defense announced on Wednesday. The three European Union nations will conduct...