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

Erdogan's increasingly hawkish foreign policy is rankling Western allies and scaring away investors

Biden and the Eastern Mediterranean: Greek optimism, Turkish caution

Eva J. Koulouriotis

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.

France says Turkey's 'soothing declarations' not good enough

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France says Turkey's 'soothing declarations' not good enough

France's Foreign Minister said the EU needs action from Turkey, not Erdogan's declarations.

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Egyptian scuba diver breaks world record, spending 145-hours underwater

Saddam Al-Kilany, 29, remained underwater for a total of 145 hours and 30 minutes.

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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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Cyprus, Israel, Greece agree to boost defence cooperation

The three countries have forged close ties amid regional tension in the Eastern Mediterranean over offshore gas exploitation rights.

Greece, Egypt seeks Biden role in East Mediterranean dispute

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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.

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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.

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’

Fire erupts, burns down tents at Greek refugee camp

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Fire erupts, burns down tents at Greek refugee camp

A fire broke out early in the refugee camp on earthquake hit Greece's Samos island burning down 15 tents, the Migration Ministry said.

Turkey extends disputed east Mediterranean research mission again

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Turkey extends disputed east Mediterranean research mission again

Turkey has extended a research mission in disputed waters of the east Mediterranean, angering Greece once again after an earthquake saw ...

Lebanon, Israel in second round of maritime border talks

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Lebanon, Israel in second round of maritime border talks

Lebanon and Israel launched a second round of maritime border talks Wednesday

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France boycott call puts Turkey 'even further' from EU

The European Commission on Tuesday warned Turkey is moving further away from the European Union because of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's support for a boycott of French goods.

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Saudi foreign ministry condemns France Prophet Muhammad cartoons

Saudi Arabia became the latest country to condemn the promotion of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in France.

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Turkish currency sinks to eight liras to the dollar

The Turkish lira has sunk even lower as Erdogan calls for a boycott of French goods.

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Gas and tensions in the eastern Med

Relations have been strained in recent months following Turkish exploration and drilling operations in waters claimed by both Cyprus ...

Le Pen weighs in on France-Turkey spat, backs Macron

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Le Pen weighs in on France-Turkey spat, backs Macron

The president of France's far-right National Rally party has weighed in on the war of words between Emmanuel Macron and Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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Italian appointed Catholic patriarch of Jerusalem

Pope Francis has appointed an Italian priest as Latin patriarch of Jerusalem.

Turkey hits out after rivals unite in gas row

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Turkey hits out after rivals unite in gas row

Turkey has said there will be no solution to problems in the region unless the countries involved changed their 'maximalist and hostile ...

US elections and the Eastern Mediterranean tinderbox

Eva J. Koulouriotis

US elections and the Eastern Mediterranean tinderbox

Analysis: The road to a solution between Athens and Ankara is shorter if it does not pass through Washington.

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