The situation in the Eastern Mediterranean region, two days after Turkish alerts about research in the area of the island of kastellorizo remains stable, the Greek government is watching the situation and taking measures on all fronts, said government spokesman Stelios Petsas at a briefing on Thursday.
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. Greece claims that the area is in its exclusive economic zone. The Hellenic armed forces have been alerted across the country. Turkey has called the claims of Greece regarding the seismic studies to be unfounded.
Cyprus will receive more than EUR 2.7 billion of multi-year EU budget and from the Fund of economic recovery, said the President of Cyprus Nikos Anastasiadis.
"I Express my full satisfaction, because after many days of intensive negotiations, Cyprus reached the economic goals he set in connection with the multi-year plan and the recovery plan of the European Union. More specifically, after the agreement is reached Cyprus will be able to obtain more than 2.7 billion euros. The amount of $ 1,451 billion euros will go from the multi-year financial plan for the years 2021-2027, and the remainder from the recovery Fund, aimed at eliminating the consequences of the pandemic and promote the development of the Cypriot economy," Anastasiades wrote on his page in Facebook.
The President of Cyprus Nikos Anastasiadis said that the decision to make the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul the mosque is a desecration of the world heritage site.
"The decision of the Council of State of Turkey to turn Hagia Sophia into a mosque is another problem for the civilized world and represents it in international organizations. It is a historical deviation, and the desecration of world heritage, with special emotional value for all Christians on earth" - wrote Anastasiadis on his page in Facebook.
Turkey's Ambassador to Athens a Golden Ozugergin assured that his country wants good neighbourly relations with Greece, repeatedly offered to discuss controversial issues, including the delimitation of Maritime zones, and remains committed to dialogue. Review of the diplomat was a response to a number of extremely sharp statements of the Greek and Cypriot statesmen of the last days.
The President of the Republic of Cyprus Nikos Anastasiadis said that during its aggressive policy of Turkey should be deprived of the status of EU candidate.