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Turkey Arrests Journalists Over Reports on Turkish Intel Agent’s Funeral

A court in Istanbul ruled on Sunday to arrest Murat Agırel, a columnist with Yenicag Daily newspaper, and Yeni Yasam managing editor Ferhat Celik and editor-in-chief Aydın Keser over news reports on the funeral of a high-ranking intelligence officer who was killed in Libya.

Turkey has isolated itself from energy developments, State Department official says

Turkey has isolated itself from energy developments in the Eastern Mediterranean, Senior International Energy Officer at the State Department's Bureau of Energy Resources, Joshua Volz, has said while criticizing the memorandum signed last year between Ankara and Libya's Tripoli-based government.

French ship to start research

A French oceanographic vessel, licensed by Athens, is planning to conduct research in an area stretching from the southern Ionian Sea to a spot east of the island of Crete from early March until mid-April.

The area in question has been included in a controversial maritime border memorandum signed between Turkey and the Tripoli-based government in Libya. 

Greece rejects Turkish claims ‘in their entirety’

Athens rejects Turkish claims set out in the maritime borders agreement signed last year between Ankara and the Tripoli-based government in Libya "in their entirety," Greece's permanent representative to the United Nations, Maria Theofili, said in a recent letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

Is the ICJ the answer or a pipe dream?

The circle of experts on Greek-Turkish relations - which keeps expanding the more the crisis between the two countries deepens as more pundits seek to make themselves heard - has been torn in recent weeks between those who are in favor of Greece taking recourse to the International Court of Justice at The Hague (and they are quite numerous) and those who aren't.

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