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1. Interview with Endy Zemenides

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/interview-with-endy-zemenides

Ever since Joe Biden declared that Cyprus was a “strategic partner” of the United States, people have been trying to identify substance behind those words. There has been a similar search of what “best relations ever” between the U.S. and Greece means...

2. Kastellorizo ignored by Turkey in EEZ map

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/kastellorizo-ignored-by-turkey-in-eez-map

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu presented a map Monday of Turkey’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) stretching south of the southeastern Aegean island of Rhodes to a few miles west of Paphos on Cyprus’ western coast. ...

3. Tangible rewards for alliance-building

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/tangible-rewards-for-alliance-building

Greece's military spending has shrunk dramatically as a result of the crisis, widening the defense gap with Turkey. Successive Greek governments have spent billions on armaments over the past few decades, yet there is very little to show for it in terms of a defense industry. After an ambitious start, state-owned firms such as the Hellenic Aerospace Industry (EAV) and others were gradually choked by mismanagement from political parties and unionism...

4. Akar says effort to scrap guarantees on Cyprus 'futile'

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/akar-says-effort-to-scrap-guarantees-on-cyprus-futile

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar has reportedly reiterated Ankara’s rejection of calls by Cyprus and Greece for a scrapping of the system of guarantees that were established when the island gained independence from Britain in 1960. ...

5. The first visits to Washington and Jerusalem

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/the-first-visits-to-washington-and-jerusalem

It’s only three weeks since Nikos Dendias took over the foreign affairs portfolio, but he has already sent a pretty clear signal regarding the new government’s foreign policy priorities...

6. Early signs of civility and consensus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/early-signs-of-civility-and-consensus

Despite some natural degree of skirmishing and isolated criticism, rays of civility, consensus and cooperation are breaking out across the Greek political landscape. ...

7. Pyatt calls for stronger defense cooperation

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/pyatt-calls-for-stronger-defense-cooperation

“The United States has spoken very clearly on the question of the S400 and the F-35. We’ve spoken very clearly on the provocative nature of the drilling activities that Turkey has engaged in in waters off of Cyprus. But none of that changes the fact that we, like you, need to find a way to make this work,” Pyatt added....

8. No time for mixed signals

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/no-time-for-mixed-signals

We are entering a very thorny patch in Greek-Turkish relations. Turkey’s activities within Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone (EEZ), combined with the standoff with the United States over Ankara’s acquisition of the Russian S-400 missile defense system are increasing the tension further in Greece’s wider region. ...

9. Trump says 'not fair' that U.S. can't sell F-35s to Turkey

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/trump-says-not-fair-that-u-s-can-t-sell-f-35s-to-turkey

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday it is “not fair” to either Turkey or the United States that Washington cannot sell Ankara billions of dollars worth of F-35 fighter jets after it bought a Russian air defense system...

10. David Harris: US closer to Greece, Cyprus, Israel

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/david-harris-us-closer-to-greece-cyprus-israel

Washington recognizes Greece’s strategic value and reliability as an ally, attributes that only grow stronger as doubts deepen over Turkey’s stance, American Jewish Committee (AJC) CEO David Harris tells Kathimerini in an interview...

11. Morning sirens trigger memories of 1974

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/morning-sirens-trigger-memories-of-1974

Emergency sirens sounded all over the island on Monday morning to mark the anniversary of a military coup in 1974...

12. First parts of Russian S-400 system delivered to Turkey

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/first-parts-of-russian-s-400-system-delivered-to-turkey

Turkey’s purchase of the Russian defense systems, which Washington says are not compatible with NATO’s defense network, is one of a series of issues which have put the allies at odds. ...

13. US Congressional Delegation visits Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/us-congressional-delegation-visits-cyprus

A 9-member bipartisan delegation of the U.S. House of Representatives, headed by Ted Deutch (D-FL), the Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Middle East, North Africa, and International Terrorism of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, visited Cyprus this weekend....

14. EU considers German, Belgian ministers for posts

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-considers-german-belgian-ministers-for-posts

European Union leaders are considering a list of top job candidates that would have German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen become president of the executive European Commission and Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel the head of the European Council....

15. Bloomberg: Turkey stockpiles weapon parts in anticipation of US sanctions

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/bloomberg-turkey-stockpiles-weapon-parts-in-anticipation-of-us-sanctions

Turkey has been stockpiling parts for F-16 fighter jets and other military hardware in anticipation of American sanctions, Bloomberg has reported, citing two Turkish officials familiar with their country’s defense strategy. ...

16. Cyprus should not be on the list of countries not getting US arms

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-should-not-be-on-the-list-of-countries-not-getting-us-arms

In 1987, the US Department of State placed the Republic of Cyprus on a list of countries to which sales and transfers of defense articles and services is prohibited under the International Trade in Arms Regulations (ITAR). ...

17. US Senate votes to lift Cyprus arms embargo

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/us-senate-votes-to-lift-cyprus-arms-embargo

The US Senate on Thursday voted to lift a decades-old arms embargo against Cyprus and to cut Turkey off the American F-35 fighter jet program if it proceeds with the acquisition of the Russian S-400 missile defense system...

18. Amendments to Menendez Rubio bill 'unfortunate'

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/2-amendments-to-menendez-rubio-bill-unfortunate

President Nicos Anastasiades described on Thursday the amendments made to the bipartisan legislation of Robert Menendez and Senator Rubio on an updated United States strategy in the Eastern Mediterranean as ''unfortunate'' ...

19. US bill calls for end to Russian military vessels refueling in Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/us-bill-calls-for-end-of-russian-military-vessels-refueling-in-cyprus

The Eastern Mediterranean Security and Energy Partnership Act of 2019 would allow the U.S. to fully support the trilateral partnership of Israel, Greece, and Cyprus through energy and defense cooperation initiatives...

20. US Senate Foreign Relations committee advances East Med Act

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/us-senate-foreign-relations-committee-advances-east-med-act

21. UK F35 jets fly first sorties out of Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/uk-f35-jets-fly-first-sorties-out-of-cyprus

The UK’s newest and most advanced generation of fighter jet, the Lightning F-35B, has completed its first operational missions to Syria and Iraq, as part of the ongoing fight against Daesh, following a successful training period in Cyprus, UK Defence Secretary, Penny Mordaunt said during a visit she paid to the British Bases in Cyprus....

22. Winds of War

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/1-winds-of-war

23. Rising tensions in the Aegean

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/rising-tensions-in-the-aegean

24. The Trump factor

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/the-trump-factor

25. Nicosia, Athens seek specific measures at EU summit

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/nicosia-athens-seek-specific-measures-at-eu-summit

26. Lira falls as Washington weighs sanctions against Turkey

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/lira-falls-as-washington-weighs-sanctions-against-turkey

27. Turkey says would retaliate against US sanctions over Russian S-400s

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkey-says-would-retaliate-against-us-sanctions-over-russian-s-400s

28. Don’t mess with the US Congress

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/don-t-mess-with-the-us-congress

29. Sixteen years on, frustration with Ankara resurfaces

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/sixteen-years-on-frustration-with-ankara-resurfaces

30. Greek-American leaders: AKEL's Kyprianou wrong about US' east Med policy

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greek-american-leaders-akel-s-kyprianou-wrong-about-us-east-med-policy
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