US's Palmer urges restraint in East Mediterranean

Visiting US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Matthew Palmer has urged all sides interested in the goings-on in Cyprus's exclusive economic zone (EEZ) to practice restraint and reiterated Washington's support for United Nations-backed efforts for a solution on the island entailing a bizonal, bicommunal federation.

Mayor of Sofia About the Repair of Graf Ignatiev: We will not Pay for Poor Quality Work

Not even a single lev will be paid for poor quality work. This is how the mayor Yordanka Fandakova commented on the latest signals of poor performance of the repair of the central Sofia street "Graf Ignatiev".

1 million and 200 thousand leva are the quality sanctions provided for the repair contractor, and 240 thousand leva per day is the fine if delayed.

Turkey’s union of chambers to be in charge of vocational high schools

The Turkish Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges (TOBB), the highest legal entity in Turkey representing the private sector, will have 81 vocational high schools in all provinces in Turkey under its auspices as part of a protocol signed with the Education Ministry.

Turkey launches ‘Blue Homeland’ naval exercise

In what has been described as a show of force to Greece and Cyprus, Turkey on Wednesday launched its biggest ever naval exercise.

The "Blue Homeland 2019" exercise, with the participation of frigates, destroyers and fighter jets, takes place in the Black Sea, the Aegean and the Mediterranean through March 8.