Athens takes plunge on gas exploration, sees hope in Israel-Lebanon dealPoliticsForeign Policy
Last week Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced the initiation of seismic surveys to locate potential natural gas reserves in two offshore blocks southwest of the Peloponnese peninsula and the island of Crete.
Mitsotakis seeks Libya cooperation, keeps open mind on extending territorial watersPoliticsForeign Policy
The interview given by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis to ANT-1 TV on Monday did not only focus on the surveillance scandal, but also revealed how Athens intends to respond to Ankara’s attempt to contest and challenge in practical terms Greek sovereign rights via the Libya-Turkey memorandum.
Athens content with Scholz's first visit, looks for US backing on LibyaPoliticsForeign Policy
Athens appears satisfied with the results of the first visit to Greece by Germany’s Chancellor Olaf Scholz and his clear position regarding Turkey.
Turkish missile test adds to complexity of defence assessment in AthensPoliticsForeign Policy
Athens is assessing the news that Turkey test-fired a locally made, short-range ballistic missile over the Black Sea on Tuesday, as Bloomberg revealed.
Turkey's new Libya MoU prompts swift reaction from Athens, which mulls further movesPoliticsForeign Policy
The ongoing tension between Greece and Turkey also permeated to other capitals last week, suggesting that the situation will drag on until elections will take place in both countries, sometime next year.
Mitsotakis counters Erdogan claims at UN, makes case for cooperationPoliticsForeign Policy
In his address to the 77th United Nations General Assembly last Friday, Kyriakos Mitsotakis chose to point out the benefits of a peaceful and cooperative atmosphere between Greece and Turkey, but also to draw his government’s red lines vis a vis Turkey’s revisionist policies, making it clear that security, stability, and territorial integrity are non-negotiable for Athens.
Erdogan's inflammatory comments a harbinger for new period of Greek-Turkish tensionPoliticsForeign Policy
Athens is bracing itself for a period of prolonged tension with Ankara that is expected to last until elections in its neighbouring country, scheduled to take place in 2023.
Athens ponders latest diplomatic moves by TurkeyPoliticsForeign Policy
Greek and Cypriot officials spent much of the summer discussing how they would react in case Turkey’s drillship Abdülhamid Han would sail within the Cyprus Exclusive Economic Zone or disputed waters in the Aegean.
US amendment on Turkish jets adds new factor in Athens-Ankara tiesPoliticsForeign Policy
The US House of Representatives approved last Thursday an amendment to the annual defence spending bill that restricts the sale of F-16 fighter jets and modernisation tools to Turkey unless the US president decided such a transfer is in America’s national interests.
Turkey and Western Balkans top Greek agenda at European CouncilPoliticsForeign Policy
The government in Athens has launched a series of diplomatic contacts as part of its strategy to confront Turkey’s revisionist views, especially on the status of the Greek islands in the Aegean.