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Russia Chides Greece Over Ship Inspection Off Libya

Russia reproached Greece and the European Union over the inspection of a Russian cargo vessel by Greek special forces off the coast of Libya earlier in January. The inspection by soldiers from the Hellenic Navy vessel "Adrias," which is the...

Greece Slams Germany for Not Agreeing to Tough Sanctions Against Turkey

Germany is not standing up to its leadership role in the European Union when it rejects Athens' call for an arms embargo to be imposed on Turkey, Greek Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Dendias said in an interview with Politico...

Turkey Blasts EU, Greek Naval Commander for Stopping Vessel En Route to Libya

The Turkish Foreign Ministry on Monday summoned the ambassadors of Germany, Italy and the European Union to protest what it calls the "illegal" interception of a Libya-bound Turkish vessel during the European Union-led Operation Irini on Sunday. Operation Irini, a...

Turkey Prevents EU to Inspect Ship Suspected of Carrying Weapons to Libya

Turkey has prevented the European Union’s naval mission enforcing the Libya arms embargo from checking a suspect freighter off the war-torn country’s coast, Germany’s Der Spiegel reports. According to the report, German frigate Hamburg working under Operation Irini tried to...

Greek Officer Assumes Command of EU Navy Operation in Libya

Captain Theodoros Mikropoulos has officially assumed the position of Commander at Sea for the second half of 2020 for the operation "Irini" at the Taranto naval base in Italy. The commander's ship is the frigate "Adrias," while the naval staff...

Greek Frigate Shadows Turkish Ship Suspected of Carrying Weapons to Libya

A frigate from the Greek Navy which is taking part in the EU naval mission off the coast of Africa is currently shadowing a Turkish vessel suspected of carrying weapons to Libya, violating the UN-imposed arms embargo to 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 Vows Wider Ties With New Libyan Government

Following a Thursday meeting with Libyan leaders in Ankara, Turkey vowed to “improve” ties with the beleaguered Mediterranean nation. The statement followed a meeting between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the leader of Libya’s government, Fayez al-Sarraj. The meeting coincided...

Greek Frigate Joins Operation to Enforce Libya Arms Embargo

Officials of a brand-new multinational naval task force, designated as "Operation Irini," welcomed Greece’s contribution to the force on Thursday in the form of the Hellenic Navy's Hydra-Class Frigate Spetsai. Through Operation Irini (the Greek term for “peace”) the European...

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...