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  • Turkey has offered to resume talks with Greece over the eastern Mediterranean and other issues this month. Greece rejected talks planned for last year after Turkey deployed a seismic exploration vessel to disputed waters.

SOURCE: TRT WORLD


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  • EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN: MEPs have adopted an amendment calling on the European Council to impose sanctions on Turkey, after they unanimously voted to condemn its recent “unilateral and illegal” behavior in Cyprus and the surrounding territorial waters.

SOURCE: RT

 

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  • EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN: Greece has rejected new calls by Turkey to start exploratory talks to settle their maritime differences, feeding into a long-running and dangerous energy standoff in the eastern Mediterranean. The snub comes as Greece tries to increase pressure on its European allies to impose sanctions on Turkey during a summit next week.

SOURCE: VOA NEWS

 

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  • TURKEY: As part of the Belt and Road Initiative, Turkey will build a transit-loan based main container port in the Eastern Mediterranean, which will operate as a gateway to the Middle East and Central Asia.

SOURCE: MIDDLE EAST MONITOR

 

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  • EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN:  Greece and Egypt -that signed a maritime deal setting out respective exclusive economic zones- expect US President-elect Joe Biden’s incoming administration to play a more active role in attempting to calm growing tensions in the eastern Mediterranean. Greece and Egypt are at odds with Turkey in a tense maritime boundary dispute in the eastern Mediterranean about rights to search for and exploit natural gas deposits.

SOURCE: AL JAZEERA

 

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  • EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN: Turkey slammed a joint statement by Greece, Cyprus and Egypt that condemns Turkish energy exploration in the eastern Mediterranean. Greece and Cyprus have signed maritime border agreements with Egypt while dismissing a similar deal that Ankara signed with Libya’s Tripoli-based government as “legally invalid.”

SOURCE: ABC NEWS

 

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  • EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN: In a move reviving tensions with Greece, Turkey sent the Oruc Reis vessel to a disputed area near the Greek island of Kastellorizo off Turkey’s coast. Greece said it was a “major escalation” of their dispute over maritime rights and claims to hydrocarbon resources in the region.

SOURCE: REUTERS

 

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  • EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN: German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has called on Turkey to end its exploration of gas reserves in contested regions off Greek islands. Maas said Germany stood in solidarity with Cyprus and Greece as partners.

SOURCE: DW

 

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  • EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN: The United States deplores Turkey’s October 11 announcement of renewed Turkish survey activity in areas over which Greece asserts jurisdiction in the Eastern Mediterranean.

SOURCE: U.S. STATE GOV

 

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  • EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN: The foreign ministers of Turkey and Greece met for the first time since tensions erupted between the two over the eastern Mediterranean’s energy rights and maritime borders demarcation. The meeting signals a positive step towards easing tensions.

SOURCE: MIDDLE EAST MONITOR

 

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