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Washington last year removed a decades-old arms embargo on Cyprus, defying Turkish opposition.

Turkish and Greek leaders discussed the potential of opening borders as well as the Covid-19 outbreak on Friday, in a rare call despite tensions.

As annexation looms, no one will hold Israel accountable

Nour Odeh

As annexation looms, no one will hold Israel accountable

Analysis: A lack of political will in the international community will allow Israeli annexation to proceed with impunity.

The significance of Erdogan's Hagia Sophia conversion plan

Gasia Ohanes

The significance of Erdogan's Hagia Sophia conversion plan

As opposition parties call for early elections, Erdogan's critics say he is using Hagia Sophia to divert attention from economic turmoil ...

Greek PM to visit Israel to talk energy, annexation

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Greek PM to visit Israel to talk energy, annexation

Israel hopes to avoid sanctions from the EU with the help of friendly countries like Greece.

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Turkey conducts ‘show of force’ drill in Libyan waters

The Turkish navy has conducted an air and naval exercise in the sea off Libya, in what state news agency Anadolu calls a ‘show of force’ amid heightened Mediterranean tensions.

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Senior Haftar-allied Libyan official calls for Israeli support

In the first interview of its kind, the deputy prime minister of Libya’s unrecognized east-based government has told an Israeli newspaper that ...

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Libya's eastern authority endorses EU maritime border deal

Eastern Libya's support for the of maritime borders agreement between Greece and Italy is intended to counter Turkish 'ambitions' in the ...

Stasa Salacanin

How will the EU respond to Israel's annexation plans?

The EU is a staunch defender of the two-state solution but remains divided on how to push back against Israel's annexation plans.

Migrant rescue boats return to Mediterranean seas after hiatus

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Migrant rescue boats return to Mediterranean seas after hiatus

Two charity boats have headed back to the Mediterranean after a two-month hiatus in migrant rescue operations.

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Russian Orthodox Church criticises Turkey's Hagia Sofia mosque plans

Turkey insists converting the Hagia Sophia museum into a mosque is a matter of national sovereignty.

<em>Cyprus</em> welcomes first tourist flights since March

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Cyprus welcomes first tourist flights since March

Nearly three months after lockdown, Cyprus has allowed its first tourist flights to take place.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: Iran launches 'corona police' force to enforce lockdown as health minister says "one in five" may have been infected.

'Enough is enough': The fraught return of Lebanon's revolution

Nicholas Frakes

'Enough is enough': The fraught return of Lebanon's revolution

Lebanon's economic crisis has seen salaries slashed, the value of the lira plummet and the price of goods drastically inflate.

Egypt's top religious body slams Ottoman 'occupation' of Istanbul

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Egypt's top religious body slams Ottoman 'occupation' of Istanbul

The influential religious body's statement about the Ottoman conquest comes amid fierce debate around the conversion of the Hagia Sophia into a ...

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Erdogan orders study into Hagia Sophia mosque conversion: report

Turkish officials are reportedly frustrated with with what they perceive as Greek infringements on Turkey's sovereignty.

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Turkey's Erdogan cancels surprise weekend curfew due to coronavirus

The Turkish president decided to cancel a curfew and argued it was to prevent 'social and economic' consequences.

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US holds up UN envoy on Libya, frustrating Europeans

European diplomats say those responsible for the hold up in selecting a UN envoy for Libya 'carry a very heavy responsibility'.

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Athens rejects 'illegal' Turkey oil drilling plan

Greece attacked Turkey's plan to carry out oil drilling in the eastern Mediterranean, describing it as "a new provocation".

Turkey to drill for hydrocarbons in the eastern Mediterranean

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Turkey to drill for hydrocarbons in the eastern Mediterranean

Turkey has sent ships in search of oil and gas off the eastern Mediterranean ahead of planned drilling in the next few months.

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Cypriot court upholds Hezbollah suspect's US extradition

A suspected Hezbollah member has had his appeal against extradition to the US rejected by Cyprus' supreme court.

What normalisation of Assad's regime could mean for Turkey

Paul Iddon

What normalisation of Assad's regime could mean for Turkey

Most of the countries that have restored ties with Damascus are motivated by their strong desire to undermine Turkey's objectives in the wider ...

France and Turkey's growing rivalry in the Middle East

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

France and Turkey's growing rivalry in the Middle East

France views Turkey's foreign policy stance as a threat to its own economic and geopolitical interests.

A weakened Haftar isn't the end of Libya's woes

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

A weakened Haftar isn't the end of Libya's woes

Comment: In Libya, rogue General Haftar may be weakened, but his foreign backers will still act to prevent a stable, democratic government ...

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