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Greece’s Defense Council meeting amid rising tensions in East Med

Greece's Defense Council was on Tuesday meeting under Defense Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos amid an escalation of tensions with Turkey, state-run Athens-Macedonia news agency said, quoting ministry sources.

The meeting was attended by deputy National Defense Minister Alkiviadis Stefanis and the country's top military brass.

Turkey determined to defend interests across ‘Blue Homeland,’ says Akar

Turkey is determined to defend its rights and interests across the "Blue Homeland," including Cyprus, the country's Defense Minister Hulusi Akar was quoted as saying Tuesday in reference to an expansionist vision of Turkish rights and claims in the Eastern Mediterranean and Black Sea.

Romanian Warning About Russian ‘Security Threat’ Riles Kremlin

Russia's Foreign Ministry has accused Romania of serving third parties' interests in seeking confrontation with Moscow at the expense of its own interest.

The spat erupted after Romania's proposed 2020-2024 National Defence Strategy defined Moscow as an "aggressive" threat.

We are ready to discuss maritime borders with Turkey, says Greek PM

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis expressed his readiness on June 11 to discuss the delimitation of maritime zones with Turkey. 

"Greece is always open to a dialogue with Turkey to delimitate the maritime zones," Mitsotakis told an economic forum in the capital Athens.

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