Greek Foreign Ministry refutes Turkish news reports on Dendias requesting a NATO membership for Cyprus
Greek Foreign Ministry refutes as completely unsubstantial Turkish news reports, according to which Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias requested that Cyprus becomes a member in NATO, during the Summit of NATO Foreign Ministers. Responding to CNA`s question, Greek diplomatic sources said that such a request never arose by the Greek Foreign Minister. The diplomatic sources stress that during his speech at the Summit of NATO Foreign Ministers, Dendias stressed the need for NATO to cooperate with the European Union, which means equal cooperation with all the EU member-states, including Cyprus. T...
Cyprus News Agency
Greek Foreign Minister visits Cyprus on Friday
Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias will visit Cyprus on Friday, December 4. During his visit, Dendias will hold meetings with the President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades, and the Foreign Minister of Cyprus Nikos Christodoulides, to coordinate action, in view of the forthcoming EU Summit to be held on 10-11 December.
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32 migrants rescued, 2 missing off Greek island of Lesbos
A search and rescue operation has been launched in the eastern Aegean Sea after a dinghy carrying migrants either sank or overturned off the Greek island of Lesbos, the Greek coast guard said Wednesday.It said 32 people — 15 men, 14 women and three children — had been rescued from the sea, while two women were missing.The migrants were located during a routine patrol early Wednesday.Migration Minister Notis Mitarachi issued a statement expressing his "sorrow for the shipwreck ... and the loss of human lives."He did not specify how many people he thought had died.The coast guard said there was ...
How Sefa helped Greek national fraudulently retrieve R2m from black business
Johannesburg - Independent Media’s Investigations Unit has reliably learnt how Small Enterprise Finance Agency (Sefa) officials allegedly helped a Greek national to fraudulently retrieve a R2 million loan from the bank account of a black female-owned business in 2015.The funds that were meant to benefit Mendiswa Mzamane’s Razoscan was one of many approved loans for small businesses from previously disadvantaged communities, but evidential corruption from Sefa left Mzamane with a major company loss.Independent Media’s Investigations Unit spoke to Mzamane previously, along with other affected bu...
Two more coronavirus cases among Greek Cypriot enclaved in Rizokarpaso
Two more coronavirus cases were detected on Tuesday in the Turkish occupied village of Rizokarpaso among Greek Cypriot enclaved.Presidential Commissioner Photis Photiou told CNA that two more confirmed cases, contacts of a Greek Cypriot woman, were found in Rizokarpaso.He said that the people infected are the two children of a Greek Cypriot woman who was tested positive in previous days.Photiou said that the children are well, they are in the government controlled areas of the Republic and do not need hospitalisation. They are with their mother and the Ministry of Health is monitoring their he...
Cyprus News Agency
Vodafone and Wind cleared to merge Greek tower assets
13 Nov 2020The Greek National Telecommunications & Post Commission (Ethniki Epitropi Tilepikoinonion kai Tachydromeion, EETT) has approved a proposed merger of the passive infrastructure assets of local cellcos Vodafone and Wind. Under the terms of the deal first announced in July, the combined tower company will be under the control of Vodafone. The regulator found that the merger would have no restriction of competition in the relevant markets. In September this year the EETT approved an extension of a 4G network sharing agreement between Vodafone and Wind. The two operators have agreed an e...
All three Greek MNOs bidding for all available 5G bands
3 Nov 2020Greece’s National Telecommunications & Post Commission (EETT) has confirmed that the country’s three incumbent mobile network operators (MNOs), Cosmote, Vodafone and Wind Hellas, all submitted applications to bid in the 5G auction planned for late this year, by the deadline of 30 October. Each cellco applied for all available frequency ranges: 700MHz, 2GHz, 3.4GHz-3.8GHz and 26GHz.© 2002-2020 PriMetrica, Inc. All Rights Reserved.Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc.
Back to Life
Mikro Chorio on the Greek Aegean island of Tilos Top: Tourists visit Mikro Chorio. Photos: AFPMikro Chorio on the Greek Aegean island of Tilos Top: Tourists visit Mikro Chorio. Photos: AFPMoonlight is the only light in the alleys of Mikro Chorio, the ancient capital of the Greek island of Tilos. As in many other abandoned villages in Greece, they only come back to life for the tourists.When night falls, Mikro Chorio (Little Village in Greek) rewakens, as a handful of visitors sip cocktails at the small bar-museum at the foot of the ruins."We are trying to bring it back to life," said the bar's...
Turkish burger rebranded as ‘Greek’ in Saudi Arabia
Following calls for businesses in Saudi Arabia to boycott Turkish products amid deteriorating ties between the two countries, a fast food chain has announced that it has rebranded its Turkish burger as “Greek”, and also reduced the price.Herfy’s launched the Turkish burger back in 2016 “in order to develop and diversify its menu of meals and constantly innovate new products to suit all tastes.” It was promoted with an Ottoman-style fez over a black moustache.However, there has been growing pressure on Saudi businesses to boycott Turkish and Turkey-related products. Although the move is reporte...
The Middle East Monitor
The East Mediterranean crisis could ignite a Greek-Turkish proxy war
This year’s tension in the East Mediterranean is commonly understood as a spat about gas and oil sparked by an older Greek-Turkish dispute over the Aegean continental shelf.This perception is punctuated by reminders of the traditional rivalry between both NATO allies which, in its current phase, dates to the outbreak of the Cyprus question in the 1950s. While both dimensions are real, they are but the tip of the iceberg of the current wrangle.Today’s confrontation is not a bilateral dispute spiralling into regional crisis, as some commentators suggest, but essentially the reverse. Since 2013, ...