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1. Michel says EU will be active observer in Cyprus peace talks

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/michel-says-eu-will-be-active-participant-in-cyprus-peace-talks

The EU remains committed to the resumption of Cyprus peace talks and is looking forward to the informal meeting set to take place in Geneva later this month, where it will participate as an active observer, European Council President Charles Michel said Tuesday after meeting with Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara....

2. Top EU officials head to Turkey in bid to improve ties

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/top-eu-officials-head-to-turkey-in-bid-to-improve-ties

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council chief Charles Michel are headed to Turkey on Tuesday on an official visit aimed at improving ties between Brussels and Ankara....

3. US supports Greece, Cyprus, Israel power initiative

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/us-supports-greece-cyprus-israel-power-initiative

The United States is “supportive of connecting distribution grids of mainland Europe to Cyprus and Israel via the EuroAsia Interconnector,” a spokesperson for the State Department said on Thursday, after Ankara on Monday formally protested a memorandum of understanding signed last week between Israel, Greece and Cyprus for the construction of a 2,000-megawatt undersea electricity cable....

4. Cavusoglu to meet Dendias in Turkey in April

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cavusoglu-to-meet-dendias-in-turkey-in-april

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday he would meet his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias in Turkey on April 14, after the NATO members resumed talks to seek common ground in a decades-old maritime dispute....

5. Greece, Turkey resume preliminary talks on maritime dispute

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greece-turkey-resume-preliminary-talks-on-maritime-dispute

Greece and Turkey began another round of exploratory talks in Athens on Tuesday, seeking common ground on a long-standing maritime boundaries dispute before a European Union summit later this month...

6. Athens sees Ankara games ahead of summit

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/athens-sees-ankara-games-ahead-of-summit

Not only did Turkey continue to ignore Athens’ proposals for the next round of exploratory contacts between the two countries on Monday, its Defense Ministry once again revisited the issue of demilitarization of the Greek islands of the eastern Aegean, going as far as denouncing the presence of Greek warships at Kastellorizo....

7. Borrell: Cyprob solution must come from Cypriots

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/borrell-cyprob-solution-must-come-from-cypriots-themselves

"The European Union fully supports the resumption of a settlement process under UN auspices, as soon as possible," and stands ready to provide whatever assistance both parties and the UN would find most useful, the EU’s Foreign Policy chief Josep Borrell said Thursday....

8. Akar: Turkey determined to defend rights across ‘Blue Homeland’

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/akar-turkey-determined-to-defend-rights-across-‘blue-homeland

Turkey is determined to defend its rights across the “Blue Homeland,” the country’s defense minister, Hulusi Akar, said Friday, invoking an expansionist doctrine that envisages Turkish control over the waters of the eastern Aegean and the northern Mediterranean....

9. Athens protests new Turkish Navtex

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/athens-protests-new-turkish-navtex

Greece’s Foreign Ministry on Thursday lodged a demarche with Turkey’s Foreign Ministry through its embassy in Ankara in protest at the announced plans for an upcoming Turkish hydrographic survey between the Greek islands of Limnos, Skyros and Alonnisos from Thursday to March 2. ...

10. UK states it is a 'strong supporter' of federal Cyprob solution

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/uk-states-it-is-a-strong-supporter-of-federal-cyprob-solution

The UK remains a “strong supporter” of a comprehensive, just and lasting settlement to the Cyprus issue based on the internationally accepted model of a bi-zonal, bi-communal federation, a government source in London has said. ...

11. Cyprus, Greece coordinate Cyprob tactics

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-greece-coordinate-cyprob-tactics

Both Greece and the Republic of Cyprus are remaining firm in their support of a bizonal bicommunal federation as the solution being sought for the Cyprus Problem, the leaders of the two nations said Monday after a meeting held in Nicosia....

12. Nikos Kotzias in Kathimerini: Foreign policy and exploratory talks

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/nikos-kotzias-in-kathimerini-foreign-policy-and-exploratory-talks

Greece’s exploratory talks with Turkey are not a dialogue for the sake of dialogue. They are a structured debate in which both sides invest for a series of achievements. Greece’s target, as far as exploratory talks are concerned, has always been:...

13. 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....

14. Greece, France to sign $2.8 billion fighter jet deal

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greece-france-to-sign-$2-8-billion-fighter-jet-deal

Greece is due to sign a 2.3 billion-euro ($2.8 billion) deal with France on Monday to purchase 18 Rafale fighter jets as tensions grow with neighbor Turkey....

15. Greece and Turkey resume exploratory talks

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greece-and-turkey-resume-exploratory-talks

Exploratory contacts between Greece and Turkey are set to resume in Istanbul, with Ankara trying to gain an upper hand over the agenda and Athens appearing to have low expectations citing disagreement on both sides on what to discuss...

16. Greek MPs approve extension of Ionian Sea territorial waters

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greek-mps-approve-extension-of-territorial-waters-in-ionian-sea

With 284 votes in favor and 16 “present,” lawmakers approved legislation on Wednesday to extend Greece’s territorial waters along its western coastline from six to 12 nautical miles....

17. Cavusoglu says Turkey-EU in more ‘positive place,’ but chides Greece

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cavusoglu-says-turkey-eu-in-more-‘positive-place-but-chides-greece

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said relations with the European Union are in a “more positive place” but continued to accuse Greece of raising obstacles to exploratory talks planned for later this month....

18. Turkey and Greece to resume talks

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkey-and-greece-to-resume-talks

Turkey and Greece will resume talks aimed at reducing tensions between the neighbors on Jan. 25, Turkish and Greek officials announced Monday, following this summer’s dispute over maritime borders and energy rights in the eastern Mediterranean...

19. Ankara wants Lausanne Treaty change

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/ankara-wants-lausanne-treaty-change

Reiterating a call frequently made by Turkish leaders, Turkey’s Energy Minister Fatih Donmez raised the issue of renegotiating the Lausanne Treaty of 1923, which set out the modern borders between Greece and Turkey....

20. Cyprus energy designs unaffected by Turkey's provations, President says

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-energy-designs-unaffected-by-turkey-s-provations-president-says

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades said Tuesday that that the Republic, as a sovereign and independent state and despite Turkey’s provocations, threats and illegal activities, is determined to go ahead with the implementation of its energy policy....

21. Cyprus drilling programme to resume in mid-2021

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-drilling-programme-to-resume-in-mid-2021

The Cyprus hydrocarbon exploration programme will resume in the second half of 2021, energy minister Natasa Pilides said Tuesday, noting however that the pandemic has rendered drilling projects “increasingly complex.”...

22. Cyprus draws up coronavirus vaccination strategy

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-draws-up-coronavirus-vaccination-strategy

The health ministry said Thursday that a plan has been drawn up for the vaccination of the Cyprus public against coronavirus, noting that in cooperation with the government’s coronavirus expert task force, groups to get vaccinated first were determined on the basis of an algorithm....

23. Friction in East Med to be prolonged

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/friction-in-east-med-to-be-prolonged

Turkey’s Oruc Reis seismic survey vessel will explore the area east of the 28th meridian for another two months, according to Turkish Energy Minister Fatih Donmez, effectively heralding a long period of friction in the Eastern Mediterranean. ...

24. NAVTEX wars continue in eastern Med

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/1-navtex-wars-continue-in-eastern-mediterranean

Greece has issued a counter navigational warning following NAVTEX messages from Turkey, after Ankara renewed exploratory activities in contested Mediterranean waters and further denounced Athens for treaty violations...

25. Greece asks EU countries to halt military exports to Turkey

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greece-asks-eu-countries-to-halt-military-exports-to-turkey

Greece has asked fellow European Union countries to halt military exports to Turkey, the country's foreign minister said Tuesday, amid a deepening dispute between the two neighbors over maritime boundaries in the eastern Mediterranean....

26. Athens bracing for a protracted crisis

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/athens-bracing-for-a-protracted-crisis

Athens is preparing on both a diplomatic and military level for a protracted crisis in the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranean until at least the end of the year when the European Union’s ultimatum to Turkey expires in December. Other crucial political milestones will be the US elections on November 3 and the void created until the president is sworn in on January 20....

27. Athens bracing for four East Med scenarios

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/athens-bracing-for-four-east-med-scenarios

Having drawn useful conclusions from the tension in the Eastern Mediterranean over the summer, Athens is prepared to deal with any move Ankara makes south of the island of Kastellorizo and is examining four possible scenarios, Kathimerini understands. ...

28. Turkey points finger at Greece

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkey-points-finger-at-greece

Ankara fired back at US and EU criticism over actions of its decision to send Oruc Reis survey vessel near the Greek island of Kastellorizo, while also accusing Athens of escalating tensions and refusing honest dialogue over maritime disputes...

29. Turkish seismic vessels make waves again

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkish-seismic-vessels-make-waves-again

Turkey is once again sending research vessel Oruc Reis to explore for gas south of Greek island Kastellorizo, days after Ankara announced a new NAVTEX for its Barbaros ship in waters off Cyprus...

30. Maas to visit Athens, Nicosia, Ankara in bid to de-escalate tensions

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/maas-to-visit-athens-nicosia-ankara-in-bid-to-de-escalate-tensions

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas will tour Athens, Nicosia and Ankara next week as part of the continuous effort to rekindle the dialogue between the three countries ahead of the European Council Summit....

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