2020 was the worst year in ties between Turkey and Europe but now they are slightly better, a rapporteur of the European Parliament has said, citing the resumption of dialogue between Turkey and Greece as a positive move.
Nacho Sanchez Amor, European Parliament's rapporteur on Turkey, met with Turkish journalists on Oct. 9 during a visit to Istanbul.
Turkey, in order to prevent the navigation and the soundings being conducted by the NAUTICAL GEO research vessel, is proceeding with the commitment of the region and naval exercises. The freezing of an area with illegal NAVTEX is from today until October 5.
Ankara blames Greece and Cyprus in advance
Turkey will resolutely continue to protect its own and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus' (TRNC) rights in the Eastern Mediterranean, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said on Oct. 2.
Greece and the Greek Cypriot administration are engaged in "unilateral and provocative activities" that threaten regional peace and stability, the ministry said in a statement.
The 63rd round of the consultative talks between Turkey and Greece will take place in Ankara on Oct. 6, Foreign Ministry said in a written statement on Oct. 1.
The statement came on the same day when Turkey condemned a statement by Greece about the maritime jurisdiction regarding the Greek-French defense deal.
Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias instructed the staff of the Greek Embassy in Ankara to lodge the complaint