Member states of the Council of Europe
Even as PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis was holding talks in Berlin with Chancellor Angela Merkel on a wide wage of national and European issues including migration 500 refugees and migrants on 15 boats left the Turkish coast and landed on the village of Sikamia on the island of Lesvos.
Such a massive flow had not been seen in a long time.
On a working visit to Cyprus on Thursday, Minister for Romanians Abroad Natalia-Elena Intotero had a meeting with Cypriot President Nikos Anastasiadis to discuss the Romanian community in Cyprus, the bilateral relationship between the two countries and projects carried by Intotero's ministry.
"The opening of an integrated border crossing between Serbia and North Macedonia presents special occasion, not just in the relations of the two countries, but presents an encouraging signal for the regional trade and better economic links within the whole Western Balkan region", Serbia's Prime Minister Ana Brnabic said.
Not only is Turkey continuing its activities in the wider region around Cyprus, but it has declared that it is scaling them up by sending another research vessel to the area. Such a development is not particularly surprising, as Turkey has for many years expressed in several ways the importance of the Eastern Mediterranean in general, and of Cyprus in particular, to its interests.