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14 April, 2021
 

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1. Cyprus scrambles to reduce asylum backlog

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-scrambles-to-reduce-asylum-backlog

Interior Minister Nicos Nouris says the government is moving forward with rejections of asylum applications under new, faster procedures to clear a system backlog, with Europe seeking a comprehensive solution and a commissioner calling on Cypriot authorities to investigate illegal pushbacks...

2. Greece, Turkey resume preliminary talks on maritime dispute

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greece-turkey-resume-preliminary-talks-on-maritime-dispute

Greece and Turkey began another round of exploratory talks in Athens on Tuesday, seeking common ground on a long-standing maritime boundaries dispute before a European Union summit later this month...

3. Blinken says US fully engaged on Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/blinken-says-us-fully-engaged-on-cyprus

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says American diplomacy will be “fully engaged” on the Cyprus issue, with Washington calling out aggressive actions in the eastern Mediterranean but also supporting positive developments...

4. Athens sees Ankara games ahead of summit

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/athens-sees-ankara-games-ahead-of-summit

Not only did Turkey continue to ignore Athens’ proposals for the next round of exploratory contacts between the two countries on Monday, its Defense Ministry once again revisited the issue of demilitarization of the Greek islands of the eastern Aegean, going as far as denouncing the presence of Greek warships at Kastellorizo....

5. Rate of women in knowledge-intensive services in Cyprus well below EU average

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/rate-of-women-in-knowledge-intensive-services-in-cyprus-well-below-eu-average

In 2019, 77.9 million people in the EU were employed in knowledge-intensive services, of whom 31.8 million were men and 46.1 million were women. Although women represent less than a half of all employed people in the EU (46%), they are in a majority in knowledge-intensive services (59%), according to data released today by Eurostat, the statistical service of the EU....

6. Akar: Turkey determined to defend rights across ‘Blue Homeland’

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/akar-turkey-determined-to-defend-rights-across-‘blue-homeland

Turkey is determined to defend its rights across the “Blue Homeland,” the country’s defense minister, Hulusi Akar, said Friday, invoking an expansionist doctrine that envisages Turkish control over the waters of the eastern Aegean and the northern Mediterranean....

7. Turkey says Greek fighter jets ‘harassed’ research vessel; Greece rejects claim

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkey-says-greek-fighter-jets-‘harassed-research-vessel-greece-rejects-claim

Greek fighter jets “harassed” Turkey’s research vessel Cesme while it was sailing in international waters in the Northern Aegean, National Defense Ministry sources were cited as saying on Tuesday by Turkey’s state-run news agency Anadolu....

8. Turkey, West poised to dance a ‘violent tango,’ foreign policy expert tells K

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/turkey-west-poised-to-dance-a-‘violent-tango-foreign-policy-expert-tells-k

An expert on Turkey and US foreign policy in the Middle East, Nicholas Danforth has collaborated with the German Marshall Fund of the United States, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP)....

9. From Bismarck to Merkel

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/from-bismarck-to-merkel

'Turks and Germans loved each other for a long time,' Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said during a visit to Berlin in 2018. He was citing the historic words of Germany’s first chancellor, Otto von Bismarck, which still seem to determine Berlin’s policy on Ankara. We should recognize this reality as we enter a new geopolitical era, without succumbing to sentimentalism and spasmodic reactions....

10. EU keeping close eye on Turkish moves

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-keeping-close-eye-on-turkish-moves

European Union foreign ministers have agreed to a “wait-and-see” approach towards Turkey, with some member-states appearing more skeptical of Ankara’s recent overtures....

11. Greece, France to sign $2.8 billion fighter jet deal

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greece-france-to-sign-$2-8-billion-fighter-jet-deal

Greece is due to sign a 2.3 billion-euro ($2.8 billion) deal with France on Monday to purchase 18 Rafale fighter jets as tensions grow with neighbor Turkey....

12. Greece and Turkey resume exploratory talks

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greece-and-turkey-resume-exploratory-talks

Exploratory contacts between Greece and Turkey are set to resume in Istanbul, with Ankara trying to gain an upper hand over the agenda and Athens appearing to have low expectations citing disagreement on both sides on what to discuss...

13. Greek MPs approve extension of Ionian Sea territorial waters

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greek-mps-approve-extension-of-territorial-waters-in-ionian-sea

With 284 votes in favor and 16 “present,” lawmakers approved legislation on Wednesday to extend Greece’s territorial waters along its western coastline from six to 12 nautical miles....

14. Turkey and Greece to resume talks

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkey-and-greece-to-resume-talks

Turkey and Greece will resume talks aimed at reducing tensions between the neighbors on Jan. 25, Turkish and Greek officials announced Monday, following this summer’s dispute over maritime borders and energy rights in the eastern Mediterranean...

15. Dendias warns against appeasing Turkey

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/dendias-warns-against-appeasing-turkey

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias says the European Union should have shown more determination in taking decisions regarding Turkey, breaking ranks with Cyprus’ president who said he was fully satisfied with EC conclusions...

16. Turkey shrugs off effect of sanctions as EUCO looms

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkey-shrugs-off-effect-of-sanctions-as-euco-looms

The intense consultations between European Union member-states on the bloc’s response to Turkish aggression in recent months are expected to continue until the 11th hour before the start of Thursday’s crucial leaders summit. ...

17. ‘Our miracle’: Girl in Turkey rescued four days after deadly quake

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/‘our-miracle-girl-in-turkey-rescued-four-days-after-deadly-quake

A young girl was rescued from the rubble of a collapsed building in the western Turkish city of Izmir on Tuesday, more than 90 hours after a deadly earthquake which killed at least 107 people...

18. Athens starts diplomatic offensive

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/athens-starts-diplomatic-offensive

Athens has embarked on an ambitious diplomatic offensive aiming to woo old and new friends in the bid to advance its positions in the face of Turkey’s stance in the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranean. ...

19. Rare show of solidarity after deadly quake

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/rare-show-of-solidarity-after-deadly-quake

The leaders of Turkey and Greece communicated a rare sense of solidarity to each other in the wake of a deadly earthquake in the Aegean, felt in both Athens and Istanbul...

20. Mitsotakis to Erdogan: Time to stand together in deadly quake

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/mitsotakis-to-erdogan-time-to-stand-together-in-deadly-quake

Greek Premier Kyriakos Mitsotakis offered his condolences to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan over the deaths caused by the powerful earthquake that struck the eastern Aegean island of Samos and the city of Izmir on Friday. ...

21. Strong quake strikes eastern Aegean

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/strong-quake-strikes-eastern-aegean

A large earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale struck off the eastern Aegean island of Samos on Friday, sending reverberations that were felt all the way in the Greek capital, nearly 300 kilometers away, the National Observatory of Athens’ (NOA) Geodynamic Institute reported....

22. Turkey at focus of Lavrov visit to Athens

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkey-at-focus-of-lavrov-visit-to-athens

The main conclusion drawn from Monday's visit by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov was the mutual recognition that Greece can play a special role in Russia’s relations with the European Union, but also that Athens expects some support for its positions on maritime zones, while at the same time acknowledging the complicated relations between Moscow and Ankara....

23. Ministry adjusts gender balance of culture committee

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/ministry-adjusts-gender-balance-of-culture-committee

After intense public outcry over the imbalances of the education and culture ministry’s new advisory committee for cultural policy, which had included just one woman among 15 men, the ministry changed course, adding nine more women to the group on Thursday....

24. NAVTEX wars continue in eastern Med

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/1-navtex-wars-continue-in-eastern-mediterranean

Greece has issued a counter navigational warning following NAVTEX messages from Turkey, after Ankara renewed exploratory activities in contested Mediterranean waters and further denounced Athens for treaty violations...

25. Maps, maritime zones and islands

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/maps-maritime-zones-and-islands

Ankara’s recent publication of a map that appears to split the Aegean Sea in two was yet another sign of Turkish aggressiveness. Like previous naval maneuvers, fighter jet overflights and verbal threats, the map is seen as an unacceptable and deplorable action of the sort that undermines any prospects for dialogue between the two sides....

26. Cyprus, Greece, Egypt present united front

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-greece-egypt-present-united-front

Cooperation between Cyprus, Greece and Egypt aims to safeguard peace and stability in the region on the basis of international law, Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades said during a trilateral summit in Nicosia Wednesday....

27. Cyprus-Greece-Egypt summit to 'send messages in all directions'

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-greece-egypt-summit-to-send-messages-in-all-directions

The strengthening of ties and cooperation between Cyprus, Greece, and Egypt sends strong messages regarding the determination of the three countries to work together for peace and stability in the region, deputy government spokesman Panayiotis Sentonas said on Tuesday. ...

28. Greece finalizes plan to build wall on border with Turkey

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greece-finalizes-plan-to-build-wall-on-border-with-turkey

Greece's government says it has finalized plans to extend a wall along its northeast border with Turkey, over concerns that migrants may try to stage mass crossings into the European Union country....

29. Athens bracing for a protracted crisis

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/athens-bracing-for-a-protracted-crisis

Athens is preparing on both a diplomatic and military level for a protracted crisis in the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranean until at least the end of the year when the European Union’s ultimatum to Turkey expires in December. Other crucial political milestones will be the US elections on November 3 and the void created until the president is sworn in on January 20....

30. Turkey points finger at Greece

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkey-points-finger-at-greece

Ankara fired back at US and EU criticism over actions of its decision to send Oruc Reis survey vessel near the Greek island of Kastellorizo, while also accusing Athens of escalating tensions and refusing honest dialogue over maritime disputes...

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