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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...

Greek PM Stresses Need for Goodwill in Meeting With Turkey's Erdogan

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan along with their respective delegations met in London today in meetings held concurrently with the NATO summit held in the British capital. Relations with Turkey may present difficulties, but Greece...

Turkey Escalates Tensions, Seeking to Limit Maritime Jurisdiction of Greek Islands

Turkey continued its provocative statements in an effort to revise maritime borders in the Aegean and eastern Mediterranean on Sunday, claiming that the Greek island of Kastellorizo cannot create maritime jurisdiction areas beyond its territorial waters. In a statement released...

Greece, Egypt Speed Up Talks on Maritime Borders Following Turkish Provocations

Greece and Egypt will speed up talks on the Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ) between the two countries, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said in Egypt on Sunday, following the controversial agreement between Turkey and Libya. Following a meeting in Cairo...

Greece Rebuffs Turkish Claims in Eastern Mediterranean

The Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday issued a stern rebuff to Turkey's territorial claims in the Aegean and eastern Mediterranean saying they are “legally unfounded, incorrect and arbitrary.” Athens responded to a letter addressed to the United Nations...

Severe Technical Problems Arise with Turkey's ''Yavuz'' Drillship

Cypriot and Greek media reported on Tuesday that the Turkish vessel ''Yavuz,'' which is violating Cyprus' block 7 of its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), has faced severe technical problems over the past several days. The reports suggest that while the...

EU Mulls Further Sanctions Against Turkey Over Cyprus Violations

Following a meeting of Foreign Ministers of the EU in Luxembourg on Monday, the EU issued a statement announcing a path that will lead to additional European sanctions against Turkey as a result of its illegal activities off the...

EU President Tusk Calls on Ankara to Cease Activities in Syria and Cyprus' EEZ

The President of the European Council (EUCO) Donald Tusk visited Cyprus on Friday, where he held a joint press conference with Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades. President Tusk slammed Turkish President Erdogan for his earlier provocative statements, in which he threatened...

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,...

Greek Foreign Ministry Warns Turkey Over Ankara's Illegal Activities Off Cyprus

The Greek Foreign Ministry issued a statement on Friday afternoon, responding to recent Turkish threats that its drilling vessels will conduct further operations inside the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of the Republic of Cyprus. ''Turkey's intention to conduct new drilling...