Greece and Turkey resume maritime talks

Athens, Greece – Greece doubled its western territorial waters in the Ionian Sea to 12 nautical miles (22 kilometres) – the maximum allowed under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, or UNCLOS. The law added 13,000 square kilometres

It is time to rethink international development cooperation

2021 is here and the world is still struggling with one of the most devastating pandemics of modern times. Even certain developed economies have found themselves unable to efficiently respond to this global public health emergency, while the situation in most developing

Turkey’s religious authority bans ‘evil-eye’ charms

Ankara, Turkey – The state-run religious authority has caused alarm by proclaiming the use of talismans to ward off “the evil eye” prohibited under Islam. The proliferation of the eye-shaped blue glass amulets in Turkey is widespread, as is the belief in

EU, Turkey to work on improving relations after tumultuous 2020

The European Union and Turkey have pressed each other to take concrete steps in order to improve relations long strained by disagreements over a number of issues including energy and migration. Turkey, which remains an official candidate for EU membership despite the

Greek MPs approve extension of territorial waters in Ionian Sea

The move comes days before Greece and Turkey resume exploratory talks over contested maritime claims in the Aegean Sea. The Greek Parliament has overwhelmingly approved legislation to extend the country’s territorial waters along its western coastline from six to 12 nautical miles,

Seven Turks face trial over escape of Nissan ex-boss Ghosn

Trial trying to piece together details of how Ghosn fled Japan in December 2019 while out on bail facing financial misconduct charges. An Istanbul court has resumed the trial of seven Turkish suspects accused of helping smuggle former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn

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