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1. 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....

2. New Chinese Ambassador hails deepening relations with Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/new-chinese-ambassador-hails-deepening-relations-with-cyprus

China opposes any unilateral provocations and actions that undermine the peace and stability of Cyprus and the region and as a permanent member of the UN Security Council, it will continue to play a constructive and coordinating role in facilitating the settlement of the Cyprus problem, UNFICYP’s mandate renewal, and the implementation of relevant UN resolutions, to uphold fairness and justice for Cypriots, China's new Ambassador to Cyprus, Liu Yantao said, presenting on Thursday his credentials to Cyrpus President, Nicos Anastasiades....

3. 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. ...

4. Greek foreign minister drops by Nicosia

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greek-foreign-minister-drops-by-nicosia

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias is visiting the Republic of Cyprus on Friday, here he will meet with his counterpart and the country’s president ahead of an upcoming EU Foreign Affairs Council with a focus on Turkey...

5. Cyprus revises travel rules for vaccinated passengers

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-revises-travel-rules-for-vaccinated-passengers

An inter-ministerial committee set up to spearhead the gradual resumption of flights agreed on an updated action plan on Thursday that allows those passengers who have been vaccinated against coronavirus to be exempted from the requirement of showing proof of a negative test....

6. Tactical moves by Ankara before EU summit

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/tactical-moves-by-ankara-before-eu-summit

The anticipated suspension on November 29 of the activities of the Oruc Reis seismic vessel within parts of the Greek continental shelf after having scanned the entire area it had reserved since August is being touted by Ankara as a goodwill move ahead of the European Council in December 10-11, where one of the main topics of discussion will be the possibility of imposing sanctions on Turkey over its behavior in the Eastern Mediterranean. ...

7. Cyprus, Slovakia FMs discuss Turkey's regional behaviour

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-slovakia-fms-discuss-turkey-s-regional-behaviour

Turkey’s escalating provocations in relation to Varosha, as well as in Cyprus’s EEZ and maritime zones, were the focus of discussions in Nicosia on Monday between the Cyprus Foreign Minister Nicos Christodoulides and the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Ivan Korcok....

8. Bar set low as Brussels, UN in low spirits for CyProb involvement

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/bar-set-low-as-brussels-un-in-low-spirits-for-cyprob-involvement

Foreign players ranging from Brussels and Berlin to New York have lowered their expectations and show a reduced eagerness to actively get involved in efforts to reach a solution to the Cyprus Problem....

9. EU FMs call for reversal of Varosha opening

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-fms-call-for-reversal-of-varosha-opening

The 27 EU foreign ministers called on Monday for a reversal of the opening of Varosha, the EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said, after chairing a meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council earlier in Luxembourg....

10. Anastasiades: disagreement among EU27 centered around tactics

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/anastasiades-disagreement-among-eu27-centered-around-tactics

The President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades on Friday expressed satisfaction with the outcome of the European Council summit in Brussels that drew to a close after marathon talks on Thursday night and early Friday morning,...

11. Spanish FM stresses solidarity with Cyprus, importance of dialogue

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/spanish-fm-stresses-solidarity-with-cyprus-importance-of-dialogue

Spain’s Foreign Affairs Minister Arancha González Laya expressed her country’s solidarity and support for Cyprus in the face of tensions with Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean....

12. What Berlin made clear to Nicosia

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/what-berlin-made-clear-to-nicosia

German officials coordinating with Nicosia, after the Republic of Cyprus told the foreign affairs council that it would use its veto power if sanctions against Belarus are not linked with those against Turkey, said that the prospect of sanctions against Turkey is a distant scenario....

13. Cyprus uses EU veto amid Turkey push

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-uses-eu-veto-amid-turkey-push

A scheduled teleconferenceon Tuesday between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Council President Charles Michel is expected to be pivotal for a crisis in Greek-Turkish relations which Berlin has been trying to defuse ahead of a summit of European Union leaders later this week...

14. 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....

15. 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....

16. EU foreign affairs chief asks for ‘space to work with Turkish leadership’

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-foreign-affairs-chief-asks-for-‘space-to-work-with-turkish-leadership

The European Commission’s vice president in charge of foreign affairs, Josep Borrell, on Tuesday urged leaders meeting later in month at an emergency European Council summit on Turkey and recent developments in the Eastern Mediterranean, “to create the urgently needed space to work with the Turkish leadership, to achieve a de-escalation that will allow to pursue lasting solutions to the underlying problems of today’s crisis.”...

17. 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...

18. 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. ...

19. 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....

20. Borrell to present options for sanctions against Turkey at Gymnich

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/borrell-to-present-options-for-sanctions-against-turkey-at-gymnich

The European Commission confirmed Tuesday that the EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell is set to present a list of potential options for sanctions against Turkey during the Gymnich in Berlin on Thursday, with all options expected to be discussed by the 27 EU leaders during a summit in September....

21. Pompeo to meet Turkey's Cavusoglu

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/pompeo-to-meet-turkey-s-cavusoglu

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is to meet Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in the Dominican Republic on Sunday, CNN quoted acting assistant secretary of state Michael Kozak as saying on Friday...

22. 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."...

23. 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....

24. 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....

25. Dendias to meet Pompeo in Vienna

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/dendias-to-meet-pompeo-in-vienna

Athens says it will not accept a fait accompli in the Eastern Mediterranean, with reports saying Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias is set to meet US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Vien on Friday....

26. Leaders of Cyprus, Greece talk strategy

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/leaders-of-cyprus-greece-talk-strategy

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades was briefed on Tuesday by the Greek Premier Kyriakos Mitsotakis on the situation in Greece’s continental shelf and exclusive economic zone, where Turkey’s seismic exploration vessel is currently stationed, with the two leaders agreeing on coordinated action....

27. Regional tensions flare up anew as Turkey issues new Navtex

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/regional-tensions-flare-up-anew-as-turkey-issues-new-navtex

28. 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...

29. Stern warning issued to Turkish vessel

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/stern-warning-issued-to-turkish-vessel

Amid heightened tensions, Greek military sources have told Kathimerini that if cables of the Turkish Oruc Reis seismic research vessel touch the Greek continental shelf, Turkey will have the “complete and exclusive” responsibility for what will follow....

30. Cyprus President calls for EU sanctions against Turkey

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-president-calls-for-eu-sanctions-against-turkey

President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades and the Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis addressed the matter of the two countries’ relations with Turkey at the EU Foreign Affairs Council held in Brussels on Friday, with both demanding that additional sanctions are imposed against Turkey....

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