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EU: Turkish Cypriots in split Cyprus must curb migrant flow | The New Arab

European Commission Vice President Margharitis Schinas said that Turkish Cypriot authorities should also be held accountable for curbing migrant arrivals.

“We won’t let the Turkish Cypriot community to consider itself neutral in what is going on,” Schinas said after visiting upgraded facilities at the Pournara migrant reception camp outside the capital. “They must also assume their share of responsibility and we’ll find a way to remind them.”

Greece, Japan, and Maritime Disputes – The Diplomat

The timing of the event was not random. Greece’s relationship with Turkey is deteriorating and tensions are escalating dangerously due to their maritime disputes in the Aegean Sea and the eastern Mediterranean Sea. The dispute is complicated, and perceptions from each side are different. According to Turkey, for instance, everything starts back in 1923 and the Treaty of Lausanne, the main treaty between the two countries concerning the border delimitation and demarcation, including of the Aegean Sea. But the main issue in the last decades is the potential undersea resources of the maritime area and control of the waters and seabed.

Cyprus’s president sees parallel between Turkish and Russian ‘revisionism’ • FRANCE 24

Cypriot President Nikos Anastasiadis granted an interview to FRANCE 24 from the capital Nicosia. The northern third of the Republic of Cyprus has been under Turkish domination since 1974. Anastasiadis said that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine uses the “exact same arguments that Turkey used to invade Cyprus”. Asked about tensions with Turkey over hydrocarbons, he expressed hope …

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Turkey becomes magnet for Russians and Ukrainians alike – Nikkei Asia

It is just one sign of how Turkey’s strategy of positioning itself as something of a neutral zone is paying off. The country is attracting workers, money and business from both sides of the conflict — though not everyone is benefiting.

On the one hand, Turkey has supported Ukraine since the beginning of the conflict. Before the invasion, it sold armed drones to the country that have been used to inflict heavy damage on Russian forces. Shortly after the war started, it closed the Turkish Straits — the entry points to the strategically important Black Sea — to all navies and barred Russian military aircraft from its skies, effectively limiting Russia’s reinforcement options. All three countries have a border along the sea.

Coasting along in style: the lure of the “TurkAegean” – FT – Partner Content by Go Türkiye

Stretching along the southwest of Türkiye (Turkey) and studded with incredible cities such as İzmir, Bodrum and Datça, the TurkAegean promises extraordinary experiences for the adventurous traveller There will always be a time and place for a hot-stone massage in a designer spa and lazy days on sun-loungers poised by infinity pools. But increasingly, discerning …

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‘Cappadocia model’ to boost tourism in southeastern Turkey – Hurriyet Daily

“GAP Tour,” which comprises seven cities in Turkey’s southeast, will now be called “Mesopotamian Tour” to promote tourism, a marketing strategy inspired by the “Cappadocia Tour” in the Central Anatolian region, a top local tourism chief has said. “Turkey’s southeastern provinces have been marketed with the wrong name of ‘GAP Tour’ for years,” Silkroad Development …

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