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1. 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....

2. 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....

3. 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....

4. Turkey accuses Greece of treaty violations

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkey-accuses-greece-of-treaty-violations

Turkey has issued a navigational telex to mariners accusing Greece of violating the Lausanne Treaty by militarizing the Greek island of Chios just 10 miles from a Turkish port...

5. The Cypriot aspect of the eastern Mediterranean crisis

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/the-cypriot-aspect-of-the-eastern-mediterranean-crisis

A few days ago, the leader of the Turkish Cypriot community made an important statement, involving the future of the Cyprus Problem. At a time when Greek-Turkish relations are highly tense, and just before the withdrawal of the Oruc Reis from the waters of the eastern Mediterranean, Mustafa Akinci announced that a new conference on the Cyprus Problem is imminent....

6. 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...

7. 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....

8. 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. ...

9. Thousands protest after Greek refugee camp burns down

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/thousands-protest-after-greek-refugee-camp-burns-down

Thousands of protesting refugees and migrants left homeless on the Greek island of Lesbos after fires destroyed the notoriously overcrowded Moria camp gathered on a road leading to the island's main town Friday, demanding to be allowed to leave....

10. Greek PM expected to unveil French defense deal on Saturday

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greek-pm-expected-to-unveil-french-defense-deal-on-saturday

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is due to unveil the details of a defense deal with Paris that was the subject of talks with French President Emmanuel Macron on the sidelines of a European-Mediterranean leaders’ meeting in Corsica on Thursday....

11. Charles Michel reiterates EU support for Greece, Cyprus in East Med row

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/charles-michel-reiterates-eu-support-for-greece-cyprus-in-east-med-row

European Council President Charles Michel on Monday reiterated European Union solidarity with Greece and Cyprus during a telephone conversation with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis in which the increasingly tense situation in the Eastern Mediterranean was the key topic of discussion, according to sources....

12. Greece and Turkey 'agree' to tone it down

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greece-and-turkey-agree-to-tone-it-down

NATO allies Greece and Turkey have agreed to talks to avoid accidental clashes in the Eastern Mediterranean, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Thursday...

13. Turkey: Russia to hold live-fire exercises in Mediterranean

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkey-russia-to-hold-live-fire-exercises-in-mediterranean

Turkey has announced that Russia will hold live-fire naval exercises in the eastern Mediterranean, amid escalating tensions between Turkey and its coastal neighbors Greece and Cyprus over rights to search for energy resources in the region. ...

14. Washington lifts Cyprus arms embargo

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/washington-lifts-cyprus-arms-embargo

Washington has announced a partial lifting of a decades-old arms embargo to the Republic of Cyprus, with Turkey saying the decision ignores equality and balance between the two sides on the divided island...

15. 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....

16. Old rivalries continue in eastern Mediterranean

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/old-rivalries-continue-in-eastern-mediterranean

Greece has issued a competing navigational telex after Turkey extended seismic surveys in the eastern Mediterranean, with no signs between the two NATO allies of burying the hatchet over old rivalries that continue to this day...

17. Ankara accuses Athens of beating the war drum

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/ankara-accuses-athens-of-beating-the-war-drum

Turkey says the European Union is not sincere in its efforts to weigh in on the maritime disputes in the eastern Mediterranean, while accusing Athens of beating the war drum by intending to expand Greek territorial waters...

18. EU set to sanction Turkey over ships in disputed East Med exploration area

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-set-to-sanction-turkey-over-ships-in-disputed-east-med-exploration-area

The European Union is preparing sanctions against Turkey that could be discussed at the bloc's next summit on September 24 in response to the Eastern Mediterranean dispute with Greece, the EU’s top diplomat said on Friday. ...

19. Greece starts more training exercises amid Turkey tension

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greece-starts-more-training-exercises-amid-turkey-tension

Greece and the United Arab Emirates have begun joint air force training exercises in the eastern Mediterranean, in the latest build-up of military forces in the region where Greece and Turkey are at odds over seabed mineral rights....

20. International EastMed tension-diffusing efforts battling on

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/international-eastmed-tension-diffusing-efforts-battling-on

International moves to de-escalate tension in the eastern Mediterranean continued on Tuesday, with the German Chancellor holding a tete-a-tete with the NATO Secretary General and the kickstarting of the informal meetings of EU ministers in Berlin, where regional tensions were at the top of the agenda....

21. Six Greek F-16s participated in joint drill off Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/six-greek-f-16s-participated-in-joint-drill-off-cyprus

Six Greek F-16 fighter jets participated on Thursday in joint military exercises with Cyprus, France and Italy in the Eastern Mediterranean....

22. Cyprus detects 10 new cases

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-detects-10-new-cases

The Cyprus health ministry announced 10 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, when 3,207 tests were conducted, bringing the total detected so far to 1,484....

23. 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....

24. Cyprus detects 14 new coronavirus cases

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-detects-14-new-coronavirus-cases

The Cyprus health ministry announced 14 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, when 2,769 lab tests were conducted to check samples for the virus....

25. 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....

26. NAVTEX wars continue in eastern Med

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

Athens has issued an advisory to mariners concerning Greek air and naval forces conducting exercises in an area that overlaps with the one reserved by Ankara in a similar advisory issued on Sunday...

27. Mitsotakis spells out message to Turkey

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/mitsotakis-spells-out-message-to-turkey

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis called on Turkey to “stop the provocations” in the Eastern Mediterranean and return to the negotiating table in order to resolve disagreements regarding the delimitation of maritime zones...

28. After collision, Athens plans next steps

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/after-collision-athens-plans-next-steps

Greek Defense Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos on Tuesday congratulated the captain of the Greek frigate Limnos that accidentally collided with a Turkish ship during a standoff in the Eastern Mediterranean last week and indicated that Greece is prepared to hold talks with Turkey on the condition that it withdraws its warships and seismic research vessels from the area of the Greek continental shelf...

29. Cyprus open to defining maritime zones

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-open-to-defining-maritime-zones

Cyprus said on Tuesday it was willing to engage with all its neighbours on defining maritime boundaries, amid a tense stand-off with Turkey in the eastern Mediterranean over jurisdiction in the energy-rich waters...

30. Nicosia, Athens set tone for Turkey response

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/nicosia-athens-set-tone-for-turkey-response

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said on Tuesday that the Cyprus problem remained at the top of his country’s agenda during a visit on the island, with his Cypriot counterpart calling on the European Union to use a carrot-and-stick approach towards Turkey...

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