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PM visits Israel, hoping to restore tourism and warning on Turkey

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis visited Israel on Tuesday in a show of confidence in the countries' anti-coronavirus measures which Athens hopes can be translated into a resumption of tourism.

With Greece, Israel and Cyprus partnered up on energy projects in the eastern Mediterranean, Mitsotakis also warned against exploration efforts by "neighbourhood bully" Turkey.

Mitsotakis makes Israel his first destination

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is traveling to Israel today on his first foreign visit since the coronavirus outbreak. The message is clear, and it is being sent out in several directions. After deepening their mutually beneficial relationship (which is not aimed at any third country) for a decade, Greece and Israel are pushing ties to a new level.

Borrell voices concern over East Med tension

Josep Borrell, the European Union's foreign policy chief, has expressed the bloc's concern over the escalation of tension in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Asked during a press conference after the EU's foreign affairs council on Monday over Turkey's activity in the area, Borrell said that "the situation in the Eastern Mediterranean is becoming worse."

Turkey criticizes UK for not consulting Ankara on regulation of British bases in Greek Cyprus

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hami Aksoy on June 12 criticized the U.K. for not consulting the Turkish Cypriot administration and Ankara regarding a regulation of the use of properties on British bases by their owners, which the official said means a "change of the status" in the region of the bases.

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