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Turkey: Presidency Communication Directorate Holds International Conference on 1915 Events

The Communication Directorate of the Presidency of the Turkish Republic organized an “International Conference on the Events of 1915” to discuss the historical background, legal aspects and current views of the events of 1915. The opening speeches of the conference, which were broadcast live on the Internet, were delivered by the Director of Communications of…

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Turkey: AKP to propose establishment of Turkey-Egypt friendship group

Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) will propose establishing a parliamentary friendship group with Egypt, the party’s deputy parliamentary group chairman announced on Tuesday. “As the AKP parliamentary group, we will present our proposal for the establishment of a friendship group between the Republic of Turkey and Egypt today in the Office of the…

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Cyprus: Council of Ministers ratifies amendments to Law on Election of Members of the House of Representatives

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades chaired an extraordinary meeting of the Council of Ministers at the Presidential Palace today, according to a written statement by Government Spokesman Kyriakos Kousios. During the meeting, Kousios notes, amendments to the Law on the Election of Members of the House of Representatives were ratified, in order to clarify that each…

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Zaev called on the Macedonian minority in Albania to vote for Edi Rama

The Prime Minister of Northern Macedonia Zoran Zaev called on all Macedonians who are citizens of Albania to vote in the elections of April 25, the Socialist Party (SP) of Edi Rama and the candidate of Macedonian origin Vasil Sterjovski, who was a member of parliament for two years. “I call on you all to…

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Albania: The latest poll shows Rama’s party clinically electing by a large majority

A new poll released Sunday describes Edi Rama’s Socialist Party (SP) leading the race, as it is shown to be clinical in 73 of the 140 seats in the Albanian Parliament. According to the Piepol poll, if the election were held today, the SP would win a majority of seats in the next assembly, with…

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Cyprus: Christodoulides briefs FAC on informal Geneva talks

Cypriot Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides today attended the virtual work of the European Union Foreign Affairs Council. Speaking on current developments, Nikos Christodoulides briefed his European counterparts on the informal conference on the Cyprus issue convened by the UN Secretary General in Geneva on 27-29 April. In the run-up to the conference, he urged his…

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The overthrow of the Minister of Health continues to shake the Romanian political world

The crisis that has erupted over the ruling coalition continues to rage. Almost a week after the dismissal of Health Minister Vlad Voiculescu, PNL and USR-PLUS have not yet reached an agreement. Liberals have distanced themselves from Florin Citu as USR-PLUS states firmly that the Prime Minister no longer enjoys their support. At the request…

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EU: Border restructuring would lead to new bloodshed and unpredictable consequences in the region

The Committee of Ambassadors warned in a press release that the non-circulating letter circulating in the media these days, regarding the region, was a dangerous game, which could turn into a “catastrophic avalanche caused by a small snowball” “. The Committee of Ambassadors is closely following the initial reactions, perceptions, concerns and comments regarding the…

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Albania-Elections: Is Rama looking for a third term?

By Renato Lekka * The Albanian elections scheduled for Sunday, April 25, are turning into a confusing battle. Each poll highlights the dominance of caretaker Prime Minister Edi Rama on the one hand and the closing of the gap between the Socialist Party and the Democratic Party on the other. The bipartisan party comes out…

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The Foreign Ministers of Cyprus, Greece, Israel and the United Arab Emirates hold the first quadripartite meeting

The Foreign Ministers of Cyprus, Greece, Israel and the United Arab Emirates held their first joint meeting in Paphos on Friday following the recent normalization of relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, stressing the importance of this meeting in subsequent statements. in cooperation and peace in the region. According to Foreign Minister Nikos…

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Erdogan: We must not allow third parties to come between us and Greece

In his comments following Friday prayers at the visit of Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and the joint press conference with Mevlut Cavusoglu, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said: “Our meeting really took place in the middle of a very nice atmosphere. However, things took a completely different turn during their meeting with our Foreign…

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Anastasiades: Yesterday Turkey confirmed its unchanged position on the Cyprus issue

Turkey confirmed yesterday in the highest possible way their unchanging position on the Cyprus issue which they have maintained since the founding of the Republic of Cyprus, said today the Cypriot President Mr. Nicos Anastasiades, emphasizing that the creation of two states has no place in the Cyprus issue. Speaking to the press during a…

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OP / ED: Greek-Turkish relations, backwards or a new beginning?

The ‘Greek-Turkish Dialogue and Open Communication Channels’ fan club must have experienced an unpleasant surprise during yesterday’s joint press conference between Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias. The way the press conference was conducted, with the two Ministers playing the blame game, could be evaluated in any way but positively, although…

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Turkey: Tensions rose between Dendias, Cavusoglu at the joint press conference

A otherwise positive visit by Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias to Ankara, as praised by both sides, ended in front of the cameras during the joint press conference of the Foreign Ministers of Turkey and Greece. There was no indication that the situation would escape joint statements between the two counterparts, as the prevailing climate…

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Albania: Organizations and diplomats call for an end to vote buying

The phenomenon of vote buying and selling during the election period is a disaster that is affecting Albania and has been targeted by local and international organizations. The Episcopal Council of the Catholic Church of Albania also took a position on the issue with a statement. “The phenomenon of buying and selling votes is a…

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Turkey: Dendias to meet with Erdogan and Cavusoglu in Ankara

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu will receive his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias in Ankara today in a private meeting, followed by extended talks between the two delegations and joint press statements. The Turkish Foreign Minister will then organize an “iftar” dinner in honor of the Foreign Minister, on the occasion of the beginning of Ramadan.…

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Cyprus: Cabinet members receive vaccines, as vaccinations exceed 200,000

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades once again urged the Cypriot people to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. Speaking to reporters at the vaccination point at the State Exhibition Center, where Cabinet members received their vaccine today in his presence, the President of the Republic said that “the presence of all Ministers here, except those who have…

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Slovenian media publishes non-existent “non-existent” letter on redrawing borders in Western Balkans

The infamous non-paper envisioning border changes in the Western Balkans, the existence of which was denied by Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša, appears to be a current document, according to Slovenian media reports. The website necenzurirano.si published a document which claimed to be a non-letter letter sent to Brussels, and specifically Charles Michel personally. No…