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Secretary Pompeo Sends Letter to PM Mitsotakis, Affirming Support for Greece

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sent a letter to Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Tuesday morning, where he expresses strong and unequivocal American support for Greece's prosperity and security. This is a rare diplomatic move, since the last...

EastMed Pipeline: The Mediterranean Mega-Project That Will Change Europe's Energy Map Forever

It was announced on Sunday that Athens will host the signing ceremony for the groundbreaking agreement for the construction of the ''EastMed Pipeline," which will eventually transport natural gas from Israel, Cyprus and Greece to Italy and on to the rest...

ExxonMobil Drillship Sails To Cyprus Amid Turkish Threats

A drillship leased by ExxonMobil continues its journey through the Mediterranean towards Cyprus, where it is expected to arrive on November 12. The Stena IceMax ship has passed the southern coast of Spain, as Turkey was again warning that it...

Turkish Defense Minister Again Threatens Greece and Cyprus

In statements made on Friday, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar continued his recent string of threatening rhetoric directed towards Greece and Cyprus, this time stating that Ankara will not accept a "fait accompli." Speaking at Turkey's National Assembly during a...

Turkey's AKP to Cyprus, Greece: 'Refrain From Actions Against Fatih'

In a warning issued on Wednesday, Ömer Çelik, the spokesman of Turkey's ruling AKP party stated that Greece and Cyprus should refrain from taking any actions against the drilling vessel "Fatih" (Conqueror) in the eastern Mediterranean. Çelik added that Turkey's natural...

Turkish Vessel ‘Fatih’ To Begin Drilling in East Mediterranean

Turkish Energy Minister Fatih Donmez has announced that the Turkish drilling vessel "Fatih" ("Conquerer") will begin drilling operations in the eastern Mediterranean Sea on Wednesday. The first area where the vessel is expected to drill is located 100 kilometers (62...

Bulgarian PM: 'Greek-Bulgarian Relations Example for all Neighbors'

Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boyko Borisov stated on Monday that Greek-Bulgarian cooperation serves as an example for other neighbors. These remarks were made during his address to the 3rd Euro-Arab Summit in Athens. "We will always be good friends with Greece...

Cyprus, Israel Begin Joint Military Exercises in East Mediterranean

The Cypriot Ministry of Defense has announced that joint military exercises with Israel will take place within the Nicosia FIR (flight information region) from Monday until Thursday. The exercises will occur in the context of the annual military cooperation program...

Turkish FM: 'There Is No Advice We Would Get From Greece'

Ankara has escalated its confrontation with the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding the issue of the Greek and Turkish Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ). In a statement released on Friday morning, Hami Aksoy, a spokesperson of the Turkish Ministry of...

Greece's Foreign Ministry Slams Turkish Defense Minister

In a strongly-worded statement issued on Thursday morning, the Greek Foreign Ministry responded to the provocative statements made by Hulusi Akar, Turkey's defense minister and a former four-star general in the Turkish armed forces. Akar had previously stated that...