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Dendias meets with foreign dignitaries ahead of forum

Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias met briefly with Bahraini counterpart Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani and the UAE's Minister of State for International Cooperation Reem al-Hashimy ahead of a forum that will bring together senior officials from Mediterranean, Arab and Gulf states and two European countries.

Foreign Ministers' Thursday forum to discuss pandemic, economy, energy, tourism

A meeting between the foreign  ministers of Greece, Cyprus, Egypt, Jordan, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and UΑΕ in Athens is an opportunity to develop cross-border cooperation between the participating countries in various fields, starting with the fight against the pandemic, but also covering the economy, energy, tourism, transport, civil protection, and digital governance, Greek diplomatic sources s

Turkish foreign minister to begin Gulf tour

The Turkish foreign minister will embark on a three-day Gulf tour on Feb. 9 for official visits to Kuwait, Oman and Qatar.

According to a statement by the Turkish Foreign Ministry on Feb. 8, Çavuşoğlu will pay official visits to Kuwait, Oman and Qatar on Feb. 9-11 and "will hold talks with his counterparts and other high-level authorities" on the occasion of these visits.

Biden ending US support for Saudi-led offensive in Yemen

President Joe Biden announced on Feb. 4 the United States was ending support for a grinding five-year Saudi-led military offensive in Yemen that has deepened suffering in the Arabian peninsula's poorest country, calling the move part of restoring a U.S. emphasis on diplomacy, democracy and human rights.

Freedom House Condemns Turkey’s Violent Tactics Against Exiles

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a press conference, March 18 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE/STR

It says human rights activists, dissidents and their families face a pattern of violence and intimidation perpetrated by the same authoritarian regimes they hoped to avoid by fleeing abroad, referring to this phenomenon as "transnational repression".