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Turkey rescues 388 asylum seekers after Greek pushback

Between July 17 and July 22, Turkish Coast Guard units in the Aegean Izmir province rescued 388 asylum seekers illegally pushed back to Turkey's territorial waters by Greek forces, authorities said on July 26. 

North Macedonia Jails Ex-Speaker Over Storming of Parliament

The Criminal Court in Skopje on Monday in a first instance verdict sentenced former speaker of parliament Trajko Veljanoski to six years and six months in jail and former transport and former labour ministers, Mile Janakieski and Spiro Ristovski, to six years and three months in jail each.

The former head of the secret police, Vladimir Atanasovski, was jailed for six years .

U.S. message: "Pristina has the right not to accept territorial changes, but then..."

It is also said that "if Albin Kurti is not interested in the Washington agreement, then that agreement is dead."
As Bolton points out, the important question is what attitude the Biden administration will take towards the Balkans in relation to Trump, but also that Washington is currently dealing more with domestic issues than with foreign policy.

Reservations in tourism at 60% of 2019 levels

The Minister of Development and Investment, Adonis Georgiadis, sent an optimistic message about the course of tourism, noting that the goal has been achieved, as we are over 60% of 2019.

Big protests mark global anger at COVID restrictions

More than 100,000 people protested in Australia, France, Italy and Greece on July 23, sparking clashes with police as they railed against COVID-19 measures and government sanctions against the unvaccinated aimed at prodding more people into getting jabs.     

Greece’s first underwater museum opens ancient world to dive tourists

Emerging from the crystal-clear turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea, Hans-Juergen Fercher has just returned from his fourth dive to where mounds of 2,500-year-old wine pots mark the site of an ancient shipwreck - and Greece's first underwater museum.

Turkish Cyprus rejects UNSC statement on Varosha

The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) on July 24 condemned an "unprincipled" recent statement by the U.N. Security Council on the reopening of the town of Varosha in Turkish Cyprus.