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Greece called on EU authorities to ensure Turkey take back nearly 1,500 people whose asylum requests were denied.

The EU has launched an investigation into claims that Greece is pushing migrants on boats back into the sea.

Turkey invites Greece to maritime dispute talks

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Turkey invites Greece to maritime dispute talks

Turkey's top diplomat requested that Greece "hold the first meeting in January", while Athens said it had received no official invitation but was willing to engage in talks.

Virus mutes New Year's revelries as 2020 ends

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Virus mutes New Year's revelries as 2020 ends

As midnight rolled from Asia to the Middle East, Europe, Africa and the Americas, the New Year's experience mirrored national responses to the ...

<em>Athens</em>' first mosque reopens on Christmas Day

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Athens' first mosque reopens on Christmas Day

The Greek capital's first mosque has been allowed to reopen on Christmas Day after it was closed due to the coronavirus pandemic

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Self-harm rises in Greek migrant camps amid lockdown: study

A major increase in self-harm and mental health problems has accompanied the coronavirus lockdown in Greek refugee camps.

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How EU sanctions on Turkey reveal a divided Europe

Analysis: With new power blocs emerging within Europe, the future of EU-Turkey ties, and the union itself, could be at stake.

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Greek police charged with assaulting asylum-seekers

Four men, charged with inflicting bodily harm, torture and breaking anti-racist laws, were brought before a prosecutor on Saturday night after ...

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Turkey says EU sanctions plan 'biased, unlawful'

"Turkish unilateral and provocative activities in the Eastern Mediterranean are still taking place, including in Cyprus's exclusive economic ...

<em>Athens</em> accuses Turkey of facilitating Somali migration to Greece

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Athens accuses Turkey of facilitating Somali migration to Greece

Greek Migration Minister Notis Mitarachi said that Somali asylum seekers were aallegedly using "subsidised tickets and visas paid for by NGOs".

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EU sanctions over east Med 'no concern' for Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a TV press conference his country "did not care much about any sanctions decision to be made at the ...

Turkey research ship return to port amid potential sanctions

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Turkey research ship return to port amid potential sanctions

Turkey's research ship has returned to port less than two before EU leaders will decide whether to slap further sanctions on Ankara.

Biden and the Eastern Mediterranean: Greek optimism, Turkish caution

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Biden and the Eastern Mediterranean: Greek optimism, Turkish caution

Analysis: With Greece seeking a more active role from Biden in the Aegean Sea, Turkey could find itself constrained by the president-elect.

Erdogan calls for dialogue with EU

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Erdogan calls for dialogue with EU

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reached out to the European Union, while warning the bloc not to be 'manipulated'

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Alleged IS executioner arrested at Greek refugee camp

The 27-year-old Syrian has been charged with membership in a terrorist organisation and complicity to murder.

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Erdogan says Cyprus made up of 'two separate states'

Erdogan's visit to the divided island has prompted protests from both Greek and Turkish Cypriots.

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Cyprus condemns 'provocation' of Erdogan ghost town picnic

Cypriots have condemned the re-opening of former ghost town Varosha.

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Greece, Egypt seeks Biden role in East Mediterranean dispute

Greece is seeking the aid of Joe Biden, who is set to be the next president of the United States over the east mediterranean.

With Trump out, Turkey worries about Biden

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With Trump out, Turkey worries about Biden

The two countries are at loggerheads over the US support of a Kurdish militia in the fight against the Islamic State group in Syria.

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Biden vows virus action on 'day one'

Global infections have surged past 49 million and Europe has become the new pandemic epicenter in recent weeks.

EU condemns Turkish ship mission in east Mediterranean

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EU condemns Turkish ship mission in east Mediterranean

The EU has condemned Turkey’s decision to extend the mission of a gas-exploration ship in disputed Mediterranean waters as ‘deeply regrettable’

'Miracle' girl rescued 91 hours after Turkey quake

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'Miracle' girl rescued 91 hours after Turkey quake

Some 91 hours after the deadly earthquake struck Turkey's Izmir, a three-year-old girl was pulled from rubble.

<em>Athens</em>' first state-sanctioned mosque opens its doors

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Athens' first state-sanctioned mosque opens its doors

Launched in 2007 and delayed for years, the state-sanctioned mosque finally opened its doors to a select few amid coronavirus restrictions.

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