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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. 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....

3. 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....

4. 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. ...

5. Greece welcomes no extension for Oruc Reis

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greece-welcomes-no-extension-for-oruc-reis

Turkey’s seismic research vessel Oruc Reis returned to waters near the southern province of Antalya on Sunday, Refinitiv data showed, a move Greece said was a positive first step in easing tensions over offshore natural resources...

6. Turkey-Cyprus dispute holding up EU's Belarus sanctions, diplomats say

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkey-cyprus-dispute-holding-up-eu-s-belarus-sanctions-diplomats-say

European Union sanctions on Belarus are being delayed by a separate dispute between Cyprus and Turkey over energy resources in the Eastern Mediterranean, four EU diplomats said, in the latest sign of paralysis in the bloc's foreign policy....

7. 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...

8. 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. ...

9. 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...

10. 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...

11. 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. ...

12. 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....

13. 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...

14. 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....

15. 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....

16. 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...

17. Greek defence minister radios Limnos captain

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greek-defence-minister-radios-limnos-captain

Greek Defense Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos has congratulated the captain of the Greek frigate that was involved in last week's collision with a Turkish ship in the eastern Mediterranean...

18. Borrell doubles down on Turkey criticism

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/borrell-doubles-down-on-turkey-criticism

EU High Representative on Foreign Policy Josep Borrell scorned Turkey over the weekend, calling on Ankara to end drilling activities off the island of Cyprus and engage in a broad dialogue with the European Union...

19. Rival warnings keep on in the Mediterranean

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/rival-warnings-keep-on-in-mediterranean-waters

Rival warnings continued to be issued over waters in the eastern Mediterranean this weekend, after EU ministers reaffirmed the bloc’s solidarity with Greece and the Republic of Cyprus and Turkey saying it would not “bow to banditry”...

20. 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."...

21. Amid tensions with Turkey, Greece in joint manoeuvres with France

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/amid-tensions-with-turkey-greece-in-joint-manoeuvres-with-france

Amid ongoing tensions with Turkey over disputed waters in the eastern Mediterranean, the French military conducted training exercises with Greek forces on Thursday off the southern island of Crete, including in the maritime area reserved by Turkey’s Navtex earlier this month for seismic exploration....

22. Turkey says it will license new Mediterranean areas this month

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkey-says-it-will-license-new-mediterranean-areas-this-month

Turkey will issue seismic exploration and drilling licenses in new areas of the eastern Mediterranean by the end of August and continue its operations in the region, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday, amid tensions with Greece....

23. Turkey issues yet another Navtex as vessel moves into Greek EEZ

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkey-issues-yet-another-navtex-as-vessel-moves-into-greek-eez

Turkey has responded to a Greek navigational telex (Navtex) issued earlier Monday with an advisory saying that three Turkish research vessels are “conducting seismic survey in Turkey’s continental shelf… in accordance with international law.”...

24. 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

25. Turkey resumes drilling in eastern Mediterranean, Erdogan says

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkey-resumes-drilling-in-eastern-mediterranean-erdogan-says

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that Turkey had resumed energy exploration work in the eastern Mediterranean as Greece had not kept its promises regarding such activities in the region. ...

26. Ankara stands down pending dialogue

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/ankara-stands-down-pending-dialogue

Turkey could pause energy-exploration operations in the eastern Mediterranean Sea for a while pending talks with Greece, presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said on Tuesday...

27. Greece ‘overreacted’ to Turkish research mission, Erdogan spokesman says

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greece-‘overreacted-to-turkish-research-mission-erdogan-spokesman-says

Ibrahim Kalin, spokesman of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said Thursday that Greece had “overreacted” to plans by Turkey to proceed with an oil-and-gas research mission south of Greek islands in the Eastern Mediterranean....

28. Cypriot president in Paris for talks

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cypriot-president-in-paris-for-talks

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades is set to meet French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Thursday, as the two leaders get together amid heightened rhetoric over the eastern Mediterranean...

29. Armed Forces source: ‘Situation unchanged’ near Kastellorizo

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/armed-forces-source-‘situation-unchanged-near-kastellorizo

The situation “remain unchanged” in the sea area near the Greek island of Kastellorizo on Wednesday for which Turkey issued a Navtex on Tuesday for seismic activities in an area of sea between Cyprus and Crete, according to a source from the Hellenic National Defense General Staff (GEETHA)....

30. Only through dialogue can the Mediterranean regain stability, Borrell says

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/only-through-dialogue-can-the-mediterranean-regain-stability-borrell-says

The Mediterranean can be a more secure and stable zone only through dialogue, the EU’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said at the European Parliament’s plenary session on Turkey in Brussels. ...

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