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Greece pushes back bid deadline for offshore gas storage facility

Greece has pushed back by a month a deadline for investors to bid for a contract to run an underground gas storage facility in the northern Aegean Sea.
Privatisation agency HRADF (or TAIPED), which manages the concession, said late on Tuesday that it had extended the deadline for initial bids to Sept. 30 from Aug. 31, without giving a reason for the delay.

Greece opens fire at civilian boat in Aegean Sea

Greece opened fire at a boat carrying civilians off the island of Rhodes in the Aegean Sea, said the Turkish Coast Guard Command on Aug. 11. 

In a statement, the command said two Turkish and one Syrian nationals were injured and the boat sank due to the attack.

It said the attack took place 0040GMT in the Greek waters, 7.2 nautical miles from Turkey's Mugla province.

Romanian Naval Forces release command of Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group 2

The Romanian Naval Forces have released, on Monday, command of the Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group 2 (SNMCMG-2), informs, on Tuesday, a press release sent by the Naval Forces General Staff. According to the quoted source, the event took place, as a first, through videoconference, as a preventive measure in the international epidemiological context given by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Varvitsiotis calls for better control of migration in Aegean by Turkey

Alternate Foreign Affairs Minister Miltiadis Varvitsiotis called for better control of migration flows in the Aegean Sea during this summer, a season that usually sees a spike in migration flow, during an online meeting with Turkish Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Faruk Kaymakci on Friday, when they discussed the priorities of the Greek presidency of the Council of Europe's Committee of Ministe

Minister rejects Aegean pushback allegations

Greece has rejected allegations of conducting pushback operations against migrant vessels seeking to reach its territory from Turkey via the Aegean Sea.
"The Greek coast guard always operates in accordance with the principles of international law," Shipping Minister Ioannis Plakiotakis said during a press conference on Wednesday.

Turkey in favor of talks to defuse tensions: Defense minister

Turkey wants to solve all problems in the Aegean Sea, Eastern Mediterranean and Cyprus in accordance with international law, said the country's defense minister.

Hulusi Akar, flanked by Chief of General Staff Yaşar Güler and top military commanders, arrived at Turkey's border with Syria for a meeting on June 6.