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Turkish Cypriot leader points to rise of far right in southern Cyprus

Turkish Cypriot President Ersin Tatar said May 31 there was a significant increase in votes for the far-right ultra-nationalist National Popular Front (ELAM) in the latest legislative elections in the Greek Administration of Southern Cyprus (GASC). 

The leader of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) was speaking to Anadolu Agency on the results of the polls held Sunday.

Hopes for normalisation of Greek-Turkish ties after Cavusoglu’s talks with Mitsotakis-Dendias

«As two neighbors, we are destined to live in the same geography. Therefore, we should define our relationship with cooperation rather than conflict. It is in our hands to determine our destiny and the way forward,» Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu declared on the eve of his talks today with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias.

Turkey, Greece to take concrete steps to improve ties: FM Çavuşoğlu

Turkey and Greece will start taking concrete steps and working on joint projects to improve economic and commercial ties, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said after talks Athens, as the NATO members seek to repair ties.

Greece Extends Entry Restrictions Until June 7

Greece has extended restrictions on entry into the country until 7 June, meaning that all travellers arriving there are required to have a negative PCR certificate from a testing laboratory, for a Covid-19. The test should be taken no later than 72 hours before arrival.

Exclusive Interview – Mevlut Cavusoglu: The “keys” for a solution

by Angelos Al. Athanasopoulos

A mutual understanding between Athens and Ankara on the issue of the expansion of territorial waters in the Aegean is one of the «keys» that could pave the way for a comprehensive settlement of outstanding issues between the two countries says Mevlut Cavusoglu in an exclusive interview in To Vima a few hours before his arrival in Athens. ¨

Turkey says outstanding issues with Greece should be solved bilaterally

Greece should avoid using the EU as a trump card against Turkey and embrace the current positive momentum, Turkey's foreign minister said on May 30. 

"Only Turkey and Greece can solve the outstanding problems, not the EU," Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said in an interview to Greek daily To Vima.

Identity Geopolitics: Nation, Faith and the Roma of Western Thrace

The house was in a sprawl of cinder-block shanties on the eastern edge of the town. Two Greek flags hung near the approach. Beyond them lay the Muslim cemetery. The women served coffee, accompanied by the usual jokes about whether to call it Greek or Turkish. The correct term, of course, depended on where you happened to be.

Over 270,000 Bulgarians Traveled Abroad in April

The trips of Bulgarian citizens abroad increased in April for the second consecutive month, after March in which for the first time in a year there was an increase.

In April, in the conditions of the continuing epidemic situation, the trips of Bulgarians abroad are 271 thousand, the data of the National Statistical Institute (NSI) showed.

Turkey cites 'positive agenda' in talks with Greece

Turkey has cited a "positive agenda" in the continued talks with neighboring Greece as Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu is poised to hold formal talks with his counterpart Nikos Dendias on May 31 in Athens after the latter's visit to Ankara last month.

Cittaslow island Gökçeada preparing to welcome visitors

Gökçeada, the world's first Cittaslow island, in the western province of Çanakkale is preparing to welcome visitors this summer.

Located in the westernmost point of the country and formerly known as Imbros, the 279-kilometers-square Gökçeada is also Turkey's largest island. It has always been one of the most well-known tourist attractions for both local and international travelers.

Migrants’ Road Through Romania – “Poor Peoples’ Route”

Inside an abandoned house, onions sizzle as mother-of-four Seror struggles to cook an Iraqi specialty over an open fire, trying to maintain an illusion of home for her loved ones.

The Alhayani family are among hundreds of people from the Middle East, Africa and Asia sheltering in derelict houses in Serbian villages close to the Hungary and Romania borders.

Bulgaria’s Caretaker Foreign Minister Takes Part in Informal Meeting of EU Ministers of Foreign Affairs

During a discussion on unresolved conflicts in the Eastern Partnership at an informal meeting of EU foreign ministers (a.k.a. Gymnich meeting) held in Lisbon, Bulgarian caretaker Minister of Foreign Affairs Svetlan Stoev said, quoted by his Ministry, that stability and security in the area of the Eastern Partnership are priorities for the Bulgarian government.