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Turkey has welcomed the cease-fire in the Donbass

Ankara expresses its satisfaction at the approval of new measures on ceasefire in the Donbass, said the official representative of the foreign Ministry of Turkey Hami Aksoy on Sunday.

The meeting of the contact group was held on Wednesday in the video. The press service of the foreign Ministry of the breakaway Donetsk national Republic declared that the contact group on conflict settlement in the Donbass agreed to additional measures to monitor the ceasefire, which come into effect from July 27.

Turkey has condemned the reaction of Greece on prayer in the Hagia Sophia

The official representative the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Turkey Hami Aksoy condemned the reaction of the Greek authorities on the first namaz in a mosque of the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul and the rally in Thessaloniki, which participants burned a Turkish flag.

Earlier, Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis said that the transformation of Hagia Sophia into a mosque is not a manifestation of strength and proof of the weakness of Turkey. According to him, Turkey violates the peace, "challenging the sovereign rights of Greece and Cyprus and insulting the culture of the XXI century through such actions."

Turkey responded to threats of sanctions by France

Ankara condemns Paris for threatening to impose sanctions against it, the statement of the President of France Emmanuel Makron are not important for Turkey, said the spokesperson of the Turkish foreign Ministry Hami Aksoy.

Previously, the macron has called for sanctions against those countries that violate the Maritime space of the European Union in the Eastern Mediterranean, and expressed full solidarity with Cyprus and Greece and blaming Turkey for the violation of their sovereignty. He also called for sanctions against the powers involved in the conflict in Libya because such measures, in his opinion, will help to achieve resolution of the situation.

Greece declared invalid the notification about the study in Kastelorizo

Hydrographic service of naval forces of Greece issued an international alert Navtex, who cancelled yesterday's Navtex Turkey's seismic research to the South and East of the island of kastellorizo and invited the sailors to ignore it, according to the Athens news Agency AMNA.

The hydrographic service of Antalya on Tuesday released the international Navtex warning about the seismic research to the South and East of the island of kastellorizo from 21 July to 2 August. In Ankara it was announced that a research ship Oruc Reis will be in the area. There was also a 15 Turkish military vehicles. For this reason the Hellenic armed forces have been alerted across the country.

Turkey has rejected claims of Greece in connection with studies in the sea

The claims of Greece regarding Turkey has initiated seismic studies in the area of Kastelorizo island in the Mediterranean sea are unfounded, said the official representative of Turkish foreign Ministry Hami Aksoy.

The hydrographic service of Antalya on Tuesday released the international Navtex warning about the seismic research to the South and East of the island of kastellorizo from 21 July to 2 August. In Ankara it was announced that a research ship Oruc Reis will be in the area. There was also a 15 Turkish military vehicles. For this reason the Hellenic armed forces have been alerted across the country.

Turkey has accused the EU and Greece in violation of the rights of refugees

The EU and Greece must stop violations of rights of refugees and to fulfil its obligations in this area instead of criticizing Turkey, said the spokesperson of the Turkish foreign Ministry Hami Aksoy in response to statements of the head of the Greek foreign Minister Nikos Dendias.

Earlier Dendias said that Turkey is undermining security and stability in the Eastern Mediterranean, it violates the sovereignty of Libya, Syria, Iraq and Cyprus. This is a statement he made at the end of the visit, together with the EU high representative for foreign Affairs and security policy and Josep Borrell to the town Kastanies in the region of Evros on the border with Turkey. Dendias noted that Turkey was actively sent migrants that they crossed the border, but the "blackmail attempt failed".