Turkish Foreign Ministry

Turkey says will not take advise from Greece on EEZ delimitation

Turkey said on Friday it does not need lessons from Greece on how to delimitate an exclusive economic zone (EEZ), as the spat between the two countries over an announcement last week by Greece's former foreign minister that Athens is ready to extend its western territorial waters to 12 nautical miles continued.

Cyprus energy program to proceed 'according to plan'

One day after Turkey's Foreign Ministry slammed a decision by the government in Cyprus to invite companies to bid on a new energy exploration zone off the island's coast, known as block 7, government spokesman Prodromos Prodromou said Nicosia's energy program would proceed "according to plan on the basis of international law."

"No further comment is needed," Prodromou said.

Turkey calls for 'reexamination' of mufti status

Turkey has called on Greece to "re-examine" a provision voted through Parliament last month that stipulates Muslim religious leaders (muftis) in the Greek border region of Western Thrace must retire at the age of 67.  

Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy accused Athens on Monday of attempting to remove the autonomous status of the office of muftis.

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