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Nearly two dozen migrants who had been fleeing the war-torn country died after the boat carrying them capsized.

The Turkish coast guard says it rescued over 300 migrants 'pushed back by Greek elements to Turkish waters' this month alone.

Turkey, Greece agree to talks on Mediterranean tensions

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Turkey, Greece agree to talks on Mediterranean tensions

Talks between Turkey and Greece could soon kick off, reports confirmed on Tuesday, as the two countries attempt to navigate a dispute over waters in the eastern Mediterranean.

Erdogan says willing to meet with Greek PM

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Erdogan says willing to meet with Greek PM

The search for gas and oil in the eastern Mediterranean has sparked a row that has seen Greece and Turkey stage rival air and navy drills in the ...

Turkey's Erdogan lashes out at 'incapable' Macron

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Turkey's Erdogan lashes out at 'incapable' Macron

Erdogan and Macron have frequently found themselves in wars of words over conflicts ranging from Libya and Syria to Turkey's maritime dispute ...

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Greece to buy new planes, frigates amid Turkey tensions

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said that the time had come to reinforce Greece's armed forces "as a legacy to the security of the country".

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UK to invest £23.8m in strategic Omani port

The expansion of the "logistics hub" at Duqm will "facilitate Royal Navy deployments to the Indian Ocean" and "further support British Army ...

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Thousands spend third night outside after Greek camp fire

'We've lost everything, we were abandoned, without food, water or medicine,' a Syrian asylum seeker said after spending three nights sleeping ...

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Greece races to shelter migrants after Lesbos camp fire

Fires on the Greek island destroyed a camp hosting more than 10,000 asylum seekers, but locals oppose the construction of new tents or camps for ...

Experts: Libya rivals UAE, Russia, Turkey violate UN embargo

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Experts: Libya rivals UAE, Russia, Turkey violate UN embargo

The new report follows a warning last week from the top UN official for Libya that the oil-rich country is at 'a decisive turning point'.

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Russia says ready to help ease tensions in Mediterranean

Russia is prepared to intervene in the eastern Mediterranean where Cyprus and Greece are mired in a standoff with Turkey over maritime and ...

Turkey must drop 'threats' for talks to begin: Greece

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Turkey must drop 'threats' for talks to begin: Greece

Tensions are running high over Turkey's drilling activities, which Greece and Cyprus say violate their sovereignty.

Turkey says Russia will hold live-fire exercises in Med

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Turkey says Russia will hold live-fire exercises in Med

Moscow will conduct naval drills in areas where Turkey is currently searching for energy resources.

Erdogan calls French, Greek leaders 'greedy and incompetent'

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Erdogan calls French, Greek leaders 'greedy and incompetent'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out Sunday at leaders of France and Greece, calling them "greedy and incompetent" for challenging ...

Boat carrying nearly 370 refugees reaches Italy's Lampedusa

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Boat carrying nearly 370 refugees reaches Italy's Lampedusa

A fishing boat carrying nearly 370 migrants landed overnight on the Italian island of Lampedusa, where the main holding centre is already ...

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Italian coastguard says evacuates 49 from Banksy rescue ship

The German-flagged MV Louise Michel said it was stranded and needed urgent help after lending assistance to a boat that was carrying at least one dead migrant.

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UN refugee agency urges Greece to probe alleged pushbacks

UNHCR said it was aware of 'credible reports of people being informally returned to Turkey after reaching Greek soil or territorial waters', ...

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Banksy-funded Mediterranean rescue boat calls for urgent help

A Banksy-funded rescue vessel has said it is overcrowded and unable to move after rescuing two boats in the Mediterranean, and has at least one ...

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EU urges Turkey to stop drilling, ponders sanctions

The European Union urged Turkey to halt what it called its “illegal” prospecting activities in contested waters in the eastern Mediterranean.

Nearly 100 shipwrecked migrants rescued off Greek coast

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Nearly 100 shipwrecked migrants rescued off Greek coast

Syrians, Iraqis, Somalis and Kurds were among 100 migrants rescued by Greek coastguards, authorities said on Wednesday.

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Greece, Turkey draw in allies in Mediterranean war games

As tensions between Turkey and Greece continued to increase, the row between the two neighbours has dragged in their allies.

Iran says holding UAE boat after fishermen deaths

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Iran says holding UAE boat after fishermen deaths

Iran seized a UAE boat after an incident in which two Iranian fsherman died.

Iran summons Emirati envoy over killing of 2 fishermen

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Iran summons Emirati envoy over killing of 2 fishermen

The boat was reportedly seized after Emirati coastguard opened fire on Iranian fishing boats, killing two fishermen, Iran's foreign ministry ...

Turkey won't yield to 'pirates' in eastern Med: Erdogan

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Turkey won't yield to 'pirates' in eastern Med: Erdogan

Turkey will continue to search for energy in disputed eastern Mediterranean waters despite pressure from the European Union, Turkish President ...

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