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25 September, 2020
 

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1. The four scenarios after the 'veto'

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/the-four-scenarios-after-the-veto

The decision on EU sanctions has been postponed for the meeting of the 27 leaders of member states, likely to take place on October 1 and 2 due to a case of coronavirus. At that meeting, it will become clear whether the case of Belarus will be linked with whether sanctions will be imposed on Turkey for its provocations in the Cyprus EEZ or not. Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides made it clear to the Council of Foreign Ministers that what was agreed in Berlin should be respected, in essence using his veto. Whether Nicosia will maintain this position until the end will be seen at the summit of the 27....

2. Greek President stresses solidarity with Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greek-president-stresses-solidarity-with-cyprus

President Katerina Sakellaropoulou on Monday underlined the unity and solidarity between Greece and Cyprus in the face of Turkish provocations during a two-day official visit to Nicosia....

3. NATO keeps France-Turkey probe under wraps as tempers flare

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/nato-keeps-france-turkey-probe-under-wraps-as-tempers-flare

A NATO investigation into a naval standoff between French and Turkish ships in June has been rated too sensitive to discuss in public and does not apportion blame, as Paris and Ankara wage a war of words, diplomats have told Reuters....

4. France stands behind Cyprus, defends sanctions against Turkey

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/france-stands-behind-cyprus-defends-sanctions-against-turkey

The EU must be ready to activate all its tools, including sanctions, against Turkey, French State Secretary for European Affairs Clément Beaune said Friday during a visit to Cyprus....

5. EP adopts resolution condemning Turkey's EastMed activities

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/ep-adopts-resolution-condemning-turkey-s-eastmed-activities

With 601 votes in favour, 57 against and 36 abstentions, the European Parliament adopted a Resolution condemning Turkey’s activities in the EEZ of Greece and Cyprus, ahead of next week’s extraordinary European Council summit that will focus on the heightened tensions in the eastern Mediterranean....

6. Berlin pushing Greece, Turkey dialogue

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/berlin-pushing-greece-turkey-dialogue

Berlin’s intense efforts to get talks between Athens and Ankara under way were underlined by Wednesday’s teleconference German Chancellor Angela Merkel had with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a few hours after one with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis....

7. Athens and Ankara in dialogue rehearsal

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/athens-ankara-in-dialogue-rehearsal-exclusively-in-kathimerini

In the wake of the almost month-long standoff between Greece and Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean, the foreign ministers of both countries, Nikos Dendias and Mevlut Cavusoglu, give their analysis of the situation and the way forward in articles they wrote exclusively for Kathimerini...

8. European Council president to visit Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/european-council-president-to-visit-cyprus

European Council President Charles Michel is due to visit Cyprus on Wednesday, ahead of a meeting of European Union leaders on September 24 and 25...

9. NATO to host Greek-Turkish meeting in Brussels

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/nato-to-host-greek-turkish-meeting-in-brussels

Representatives from Greece and Turkey are due to meet at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Tuesday for technical military talks aimed at de-escalating tension in the eastern Mediterranean, diplomatic sources in Athens said on Monday....

10. Sanctions unfeasible and ineffective

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/sanctions-unfeasible-and-ineffective

Nathalie Tocci was a close adviser to former EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, during the years when the Cyprus Problem came – according to many - closer than ever to a solution. Today, she is a close advisor to Josep Borrell and, having monitored the Cyprus Problem for many years and having played a central role in the effort to formulate a European strategy for foreign policy, she has a strong view not only on Cyprus but also on the Greek-Turkish conflict. At the same time, she takes a critical approach to the efforts exerted by Athens and Nicosia to link sanctions against Turkey with those against Belarus. ...

11. US facility plans in Cyprus draw reactions

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/us-facility-plans-in-cyprus-draw-reactions

Turkey is calling on the United States to 'return to its traditional policy of neutrality' following Mike Pompeo’s visit in Nicosia where he announced an American training facility on the island...

12. Maltese FM calls for EU solidarity with frontline countries

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/maltese-fm-calls-for-eu-solidarity-with-frontline-countries

Acting President of the Republic, President of the House of Representatives, Demetris Syllouris received Malta’s Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Evarist Bartolo on Friday, who called for more EU solidarity with frontline countries....

13. EU must go beyond words, Cyprus President says

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-must-go-beyond-words-cyprus-president-says

The EU must go beyond words, Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades said during a teleconference on Wednesday evening with European Council President Charles Michel, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and EU member states leaders ahead of the European Council Summit that will take place in Brussels on September 24-25....

14. EU ‘very clear’ on expectations from Turkey for de-escalation

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-‘very-clear-on-expectations-from-turkey-for-de-escalation

The message, the expectations, the timeline and the consequences of not acting towards a de-escalation of tension in the Eastern Mediterranean were “made clear” to Turkey, both via the informal Foreign Affairs Council last week in Berlin and in the telephone call on Monday between EU High Representative Josep Borrell and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, according to EU foreign policy spokesman Peter Stano....

15. US concerned over east Med tensions

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/us-concerned-over-east-med-tensions

A US top diplomat has criticized Turkey’s policy in the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranean, while voicing concerns that tensions in the region complicate NATO's efforts to present a united front in the face of Russia's destabilizing activities...

16. Greece to extend territorial waters amid dispute with Turkey

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greece-to-extend-territorial-waters-amid-dispute-with-turkey

Turkey’s president warned Greece on Wednesday not to test his country’s patience or courage as the NATO allies remained locked in a tense dispute over offshore energy exploration in the eastern Mediterranean, while Greece announced plans to extend its territorial waters along its western coastline....

17. German FM calls for ‘direct discussions’ between Greece and Turkey

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/german-fm-calls-for-‘direct-discussions-between-greece-and-turkey

“The windows for dialogue between Greece and Turkey must now be opened further and not closed,” German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said in an emailed statement before meeting Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and his counterpart, Nikos Dendias, in Athens on Tuesday....

18. Greek and Turkish warships in 'mini collision,' says defense source

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greek-and-turkish-warships-in-mini-collision-says-defense-source

A Greek and a Turkish warship were involved in a mini-collision on Wednesday during a standoff in the eastern Mediterranean, a Greek defense source said, describing it as an "accident."...

19. EastMed diplomatic marathon in full swing

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eastmed-diplomatic-marathon-in-full-swing

European Council President Charles Michel on Thursday held a telephone conversation with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to the former’s spokesman Barend Leyts....

20. Navigating under pressure

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/navigating-under-pressure

The latest crisis in relations between Athens and Ankara is different from previous ones. It is broader in scope, it has a hegemonic dimension, and it is permeated by an imperial rather than – as in the past – nationalist attitude....

21. Borrell calls extraordinary Foreign Affairs Council meeting

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/borrell-calls-extraordinary-foreign-affairs-council-meeting

European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell has called an extraordinary Foreign Affairs Council meeting Friday afternoon....

22. Turkey says Greece making a ‘big fuss’

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkey-says-greece-making-a-‘big-fuss

Ankara has accused Athens of having “no legal basis” for raising objections over Turkish exploration in the eastern Mediterranean, as Greek armed forces were placed on high alert Monday after Turkey sent a seismic survey vessel in contested waters...

23. Turkish seismic research vessel within Cyprus EEZ

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkish-seismic-research-vessel-within-cyprus-eez

The Turkish seismic research vessel Oruc Reis was spotted on Monday off the Western coast of Cyprus and in the area delineated by Turkey’s fresh Navtex....

24. Ozersay says Varosha opening certain

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/ozersay-says-varosha-opening-certain

Varosha could be opened to its former residents under Turkish Cypriot administration, says Kudret Ozersay, adding that the process of reviving Cyprus’ ghost town after the pandemic crisis cannot be halted...

25. NAVTEX warnings muddy the waters off Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/navtex-warnings-muddy-the-waters-off-cyprus

Rival navigational warnings and conflicting information about naval exercises in the eastern Mediterranean dominated headlines over the weekend, with Germany appearing to be behind a last-ditch effort to buy time and de-escalate tensions between Greece and Turkey...

26. Borrell, Cavusoglu agree on need to de-escalate EastMed tension

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/borrell-cavusoglu-agree-on-need-to-de-escalate-eastmed-tension

EU’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell held a telephone conversation on Thursday with the Turkish Foreign Minister Melvut Cavusoglu, with the two agreeing on the need to de-escalate tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean. ...

27. Anastasiades: France's initiatives exemplify active role sought from EU

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/anastasiades-france-s-initiatives-exemplify-active-role-sought-from-eu

France's president on Thursday said it would be a serious error by the European Union to not respond to provocations in the Eastern Mediterranean and said he wanted more sanctions on those who violated Greek and Cypriot maritime space....

28. Leaders of Cyprus, Greece coordinate response to new regional instabilities

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/leaders-of-cyprus-greece-coordinate-response-to-new-regional-instabilities

The President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades shared a telephone conversation with the Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Wednesday to discuss ongoing regional developments in view of the navtex issued by Tukey on Tuesday announcing plans for seismic surveys is an area of sea between Cyprus and Crete....

29. Athens and Ankara can settle differences via diplomacy, says Turkey’s presidential spokesman

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/athens-and-ankara-can-settle-differences-via-diplomacy-says-turkey-s-presidential-spokesman

Greece and Turkey can resolve their differences “within the framework of mutual respect,” Turkey’s presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin has said, however stressing that Ankara will not compromise on its interests in the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranean....

30. Cyprus President accepts Macron's invitation to visit Paris next week

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-president-accepts-macron-s-invitation-to-visit-paris-next-week

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades has accepted an invitation by France's President Emmanuel Macron to visit Paris next week....

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