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Greece Open to Dialogue with Turkey But Not “At Gunpoint”

Greece is open to a dialogue with Turkey but not under threats, the country’s Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias reiterated on Wednesday. Speaking on state broadcaster...

Turkey Backs Down From Conflict with Greece (For Now)

Turkey announced on Tuesday that it will “put on hold for a while” energy-exploration operations in the eastern Mediterranean Sea that have raised tensions...

Did Germany’s Merkel Stop a Military Conflict Between Greece and Turkey?

German Chancellor Angela Merkel was instrumental in preventing a military confrontation between Greece and Turkey on Tuesday evening, according to German media reports. According to...

Greece Responds to Turkey’s Plans by Issuing Counter-Navtex in East Med

Greece and Cyprus issued a counter-Navtex on Wednesday in answer to Turkey’s issuance of a similar alert for an area which lays within Greece’s...

Turkey Plans New Drillings Off Cyprus, Fueling Mediterranean Tensions

Turkey issued a new notice for its continued gas exploration and drillling inside the Cypriot Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) on Wednesday, further fueling tensions...

Greece, US Back Drilling Off Crete; Call for Respect for International Law

Greek and American officials hailed the partnership between oil giants ExxonMobil of the US, Total of France and Hellenic Petroleum in two offshore exploration...
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Erdogan Ratchets Up Rhetoric Against Greece; Hagia Sophia Decision on July 2

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday warned Greece to stop issuing empty threats over his country's planned oil and gas drilling operations in...

Greece Seeks EU Support Over Turkish Claims on its Sovereignty

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has sent letters to top European Union officials in protest over Turkey’s most recent activities in the Eastern Mediterranean...

EU Warns Turkey Over Violations From Drilling In Greek Waters

The European Union’s top diplomat, Josep Borrell, has urged Turkey to respect the borders of Greece and Cyprus, following its earlier threats to drill...

Turkey Defies Warning, Insists on Drilling in Greek Waters

Turkey has defied Greece's warning to cancel its planned drilling for hydrocarbons in the Mediterranean, close to Greek islands, claiming that exploration will take...

Turkey Blasts Countries for Condemning Illegal Drilling Off Cyprus

Turkey reacted angrily on Monday to a joint declaration issued earlier in the day by Greece, Cyprus, Egypt, France and the United Arab Emirates...

Turkish Vessel to Begin Gas Exploration Off Crete – Report

A Turkish newspaper reported on Wednesday that Ankara will soon send an exploration vessel to start searching for hydrocarbon reserves off the southeast corner...

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