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Turkey threatens Cyprus, oil giants ENI and TOTAL, and to annex Northern Cyprus
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Turkey threatens Cyprus, oil giants ENI and TOTAL, and to annex Northern Cyprus

makis - May 03, 2017

In a letter to the United Nations, Turkey’s UN Permanent Representative threatens Cyprus but also oil giants ENI and TOTAL over offshore hydrocarbon exploration in Block 6…

Turkey planning military drills off Cyprus on Sunday
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Turkey planning military drills off Cyprus on Sunday

makis - Mar 17, 2017

Ankara on Friday issued a navigational telex, or Navtex, reserving a section of Cyprus’s exclusive economic zone, off the island’s coast, for a military exercise on Sunday…

ND blasts Turkey for unacceptable statement against Greek President
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ND blasts Turkey for unacceptable statement against Greek President

makis - Mar 09, 2017

Greece’s major opposition party New Democracy (ND) harshly criticised the Turkish Foreign Ministry for its unacceptable and demeaning statement against Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos. “The unacceptable statement…

Christodoulides: Guterres to discuss Cyprus issue in Turkey
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Christodoulides: Guterres to discuss Cyprus issue in Turkey

Sokratis - Feb 11, 2017

Government spokesperson Nikos Christodoulides has described the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres’ visit to Turkey as important, in statements on Friday. He noted that Guterres’ visit is…

Turkey says Greek military exercise on Kos breached international law
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Turkey says Greek military exercise on Kos breached international law

makis - Feb 03, 2017

Turkey accused Greece on Friday of breaching international law by carrying out a military exercise on an island in the Aegean Sea, in an escalating row between…

Merkel visits Turkey with ties frayed over fight against terror, free speech
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Merkel visits Turkey with ties frayed over fight against terror, free speech

Panos - Feb 02, 2017

German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits Turkey on Thursday for the first time since July's failed coup, seeking to bolster a relationship frayed by differences over issues from…

Turkey says Greece protecting coup plotters after court ruling on soldiers
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Turkey says Greece protecting coup plotters after court ruling on soldiers

makis - Jan 26, 2017

Turkey's Foreign Ministry said Greece was protecting coup plotters and failing in the fight against terrorism after the Greek Supreme Court ruled on Thursday against the extradition…

Turkey reacts sternly to Greek Aegean islet plan
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Turkey reacts sternly to Greek Aegean islet plan

makis - Jan 12, 2017

In a stern statement late Thursday, Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Huseyin Muftuoglu offered Ankara’s first official response to an initiative by Greece’s Deputy Shipping Minister Nektarios Santorinios…

The Turkey tutorial to fear
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The Turkey tutorial to fear

makis - Jan 05, 2017

Turkey is sinking ever deeper into trouble at home and abroad. The dangers it faces concern not only its own people, its social cohesion and territorial integrity,…

Breaking: Russian Ambassador to Turkey murdered in shooting
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Breaking: Russian Ambassador to Turkey murdered in shooting

makis - Dec 19, 2016

The Russian ambassador to Ankara, Andrei Karlov, has been shot and killed while visiting a photo gallery in the Turkish capital. Several other people were reportedly also…

Hard to comprehend Greek court decision regarding 5 Turkish officers, says Turkey
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Hard to comprehend Greek court decision regarding 5 Turkish officers, says Turkey

makis - Dec 09, 2016

Turkey was demanding the extradition of the eight Turkish military men who fled to Greece following a failed coup in July, the spokesman of Turkey’s Ministry for…

Athens keeps low profile in face of Erdogan rhetoric
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Athens keeps low profile in face of Erdogan rhetoric

chris1 - Nov 27, 2016

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s calls for a review, albeit a partial one, of the Lausanne Treaty of 1923 which set the borders of Greece and Turkey,…

Concern in Athens as MEPs vote to freeze Turkey accession talks
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Concern in Athens as MEPs vote to freeze Turkey accession talks

makis - Nov 24, 2016

There were concerns in Athens Thursday over the possible repercussions of growing tensions between the European Union and Turkey after EU lawmakers called for a temporary suspension…

Cyprus president urges Turkey to help reunification talks
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Cyprus president urges Turkey to help reunification talks

Sokratis - Nov 05, 2016

Turkey’s input will be pivotal in overcoming key obstacles preventing a deal reunifying ethnically divided Cyprus, the island’s president said Friday ahead of crucial talks in Switzerland…

Police officer killed in Turkey
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Police officer killed in Turkey

chris1 - Oct 23, 2016

A police officer was killed and 10 people were wounded when a car bomb exploded near a passing police vehicle in the eastern Turkish province of Bingol…

Turkey ‘must meet conditions’ for visa-free travel, says Merkel
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Turkey ‘must meet conditions’ for visa-free travel, says Merkel

Sokratis - Sep 03, 2016

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has insisted that Turkey must fulfill all 72 preconditions before the European Union grants visa-free travel to its citizens. “These 72 conditions have…

Turkey requests return of 8 officers who fled to Greece
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Turkey requests return of 8 officers who fled to Greece

makis - Aug 16, 2016

Turkey has made a formal request to Greece for the extradition of eight Turkish officers who fled to the neighboring country after last month's attempted coup, the…

Turkey formally requests extradition of putschist officers
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Turkey formally requests extradition of putschist officers

makis - Aug 11, 2016

Turkish authorities have formally requested that Greece extradites the eight Turkish officers who are accused of participating in the recent failed coup against President Erdogan. The prosecutor…

UNHCR speaks of a ‘de facto suspension’ of the EU-Turkey deal
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UNHCR speaks of a ‘de facto suspension’ of the EU-Turkey deal

makis - Aug 02, 2016

The head of the UNHCR’s European office Vincent Cochetel expressed his doubts and concerns over the EU-Turkey agreement on immigration, following the failed coup in the country.…

Erdogan announces sweeping overhaul of Turkish military
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Erdogan announces sweeping overhaul of Turkish military

chris1 - Jul 31, 2016

Recep Tayyip Erdogan talked about the looming overhaul in an interview broadcast by the Turkish TV channel A Haber on Saturday. The changes will significantly affect military…