Status of 152 isles unclear, says architect of Turkey’s ‘Blue Homeland’ doctrine

Retired rear admiral Cihat Yayci, architect of Ankara's expansionist "Blue Homeland" doctrine and its maritime borders pact with Libya's Tripoli-based government, has said that Turkey's continental shelf extends to the medial line of the Aegean Sea, while questioning Greek sovereignty over 152 islands.

Bouchalakis sends Olympiakos alone on top

Two Andreas Bouchalakis goals saw Olympiakos beat Aris at Thessaloniki on Saturday to go alone on top of the Super League.

The Reds have a near-perfect record of 22 points from eight games, after defeating Aris 2-1 away thanks to goals by Bouchalakis at either side of half-time. Facundo Bertoglio pulled one back for the hosts that have now dropped to fourth, with 19 points.

High-level Turkish delegation pays visit to Libya

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak, Presidential Spokesperson İbrahim Kalın and National Intelligence Organization (MİT) chair Hakan Fidan visited Libya on June 17 for official meetings.

The delegation met with the U.N.-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj.