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Both Sections of the TurkStream Pipeline Are Filled with Gas

The Turkish Stream gas pipeline will be commissioned by the end of 2019, with both legs filled with gas, Daily Sabah reported.

Gazprom announced in a press release that the filling of the pipes marks the last stage before commissioning, which is to carry Russian natural gas under Black Sea waters to Turkey and from there to the European Union and Southeast European countries.

ForMin Aurescu underscores importance of strengthening cooperation between Romania and Poland in security

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bogdan Aurescu, had a meeting on Wednesday with his Polish counterpart, Jacek Czaputowicz, on the sidelines of the meeting in Brussels of the foreign affairs ministers from the NATO member states, on which occasion he highlighted the importance of further strengthening cooperation between Romania and Poland in the security area, under the B9 format and Romania-P

Greece Shuts Down its Three Largest Migrant Camps

Greece will shut down its largest three migrant camps on islands facing Turkey, and replace them with new facilities, AFP reported, citing officials.
The Greek government said it would close existing, overcrowded camps on the islands of Lesbos, Chios and Samos, and replace them with new closed facilities with a capacity of at least 5,000 people each.

World Record: More than 120 Journalists Have Been Held in Turkish Prisons

More than 120 journalists have been held in Turkish prisons, a world record, and the media situation in the country has not improved since last year, when the state of emergency was lifted. This was reported by the International Press Institute, quoted by British media.

Bilirakis introduces legislation to prohibit the deployment of US strategic assets in Turkey

Prompted by Turkey's increasingly reckless and destabilizing behavior under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as manifested in Ankara's Syria incursion and repeated violations inside Cyprus' exclusive economic zone (EEZ), US Congressman Gus Bilirakis has introduced legislation to prohibit the deployment of US strategic assets in Turkey.

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