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Turkey issues new illegal NAVTEX in a sea area near Kastelorizo

Ankara proceeded on Monday with a new NAVTEX directive, effective from 2 to 12 September for the continuation of survey activities of its Oruc Reis vessel, in an area near Kastelorizo, which is approaching the easternmost tip of the EEZ agreed between Greece and Egypt. The Heraklion station of the hydrographic service of the Greek Navy,…

Turkey extends illegal NAVTEX until August 27th

“By continuing its provocative behavior, Turkey is showing the world that the reference to international law and dialogue is purely superficial”, government officials said, referring to the extension of the illegal Turkish NAVTEX for…

Operational improvements to government composition

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis made some operational improvements to the government, with an emphasis on the sectors of Economy and Development. Essentially, the changes in the government are about additions since no minister has…

Athens is cautious of Turkish proposals

Athens is reflecting on recent statements the Turkish Minister of Defense, Hulusi Akar, made, that Turkey wants a peaceful solution to the problems in the Aegean, the Eastern Mediterranean and Cyprus. “Dialogue cannot take place…

The Recovery Fund dominates the cabinet agenda

The next steps regarding the Recovery Fund are on the agenda of the cabinet’s last meeting before summer recess, chaired by Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis. In addition, the Undersecretary to the Prime Minister, Akis Skertsos,…

Tensions with Turkey are de-escalating

Athens regards as a positive step, Turkey’s decision to freeze hydrocarbon exploration in the eastern Aegean. Presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said that Ankara was ready for a constructive dialogue. However, Greek forces remain…