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Kastelorizo Island: The main strategic objective of the Turkish Armed Forces

            Source: dimokratiki.gr Translated The island has no natural water sources, besides the large cistern located right next to the airport, or some extensive beaches. The only port (length of...

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A Southern Strategy in the Eastern Mediterranean

    Source:  Arutz Sheva The U.S., Israel, Greece, and Cyprus can enhance cooperation. The U.S. should leverage its growing and warming military ties with both Israel and Greece to repel Russia’s growing...

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With Natural Gas Fields in the Eastern Mediterranean, Israel Now Has a New Front: the Sea

Source: Tablet Israel is beginning to realize the benefits of the recent discovery of 36 trillion cubic feet of gas off its coast in the eastern Mediterranean, mainly in the Tamar and Leviathan...

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Cyprus: Hub of a Globe-Spanning Web of Power Politics

Cyprus: Hub of a Globe-Spanning Web of Power Politics

Source: Arutz Sheva The Republic of Cyprus has made headlines this month. In the ever more combustible eastern Mediterranean that should come as no surprise. Unfortunately for Cyprus, and America’s allies, Greece and...

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NABUCCO VS. SOUTH STREAM Russia won the long battle of pipeline politics, but now what does it do?

NABUCCO VS. SOUTH STREAM Russia won the long battle of pipeline politics, but now what does it do?

Source: Quartz Russia has won a big round in an almost two-decade battle with the West over the flow of natural gas from the Caspian Sea. But the June 28 victory is a...

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The big energy game in Mediterranean

The big energy game in Mediterranean

Source: hurriyet daily news The British Petroleum company announced on June 28 that the natural gas from Azerbaijan’s Caspian Sea fields of Shah Deniz will be connected to the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) via...

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Pipelineistan – 3 Energy Pipelines That Could Shake Up Geopolitics

Pipelineistan – 3 Energy Pipelines That Could Shake Up Geopolitics

Source: NJ Three of the most volatile parts of the Middle East—Iran, Iraq and Israel—are the scene of oil and gas initiatives that could shake up geopolitics there and beyond. The efforts center...

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Oil and natural gas mania in the Mediterranean Sea

Oil and natural gas mania in the Mediterranean Sea

Source: Equities For millennia, the Mediterranean Sea has been the battleground of empires where epoch-making sea battles along its crenellated coast changed the course of history, where Islam and Christianity fought a ferocious...

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Mediterranean energy wars:Greece Considers Exclusive Zone in Offshore Gas Fields

Mediterranean energy wars:Greece Considers Exclusive Zone in Offshore Gas Fields

Source: Al Monitor The discovery of oil and natural gas at the basin of the eastern Mediterranean Sea has taken the genie out of the bottle. Now Greece wants to strike against Turkish...

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EU officials mull limits on ATMs if Greece leaves euro

EU officials mull limits on ATMs if Greece leaves euro

Source:Irish Independent European finance officials have discussed limiting the size of withdrawals from ATM machines, imposing border checks and introducing eurozone capital controls as a worst-case scenario should Athens decide to leave the...

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Bomb blast hits Greek government ministry responsible for axeing 150,000 jobs

Bomb blast hits Greek government ministry responsible for axeing 150,000 jobs

A bomb exploded outside a Greek ministry responsible for axing 150,000 public sector jobs last night – apparently in protest at government spending cuts. Windows were smashed and desks were damaged in the...

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Greece’s rise in the suicide rate

Greece’s rise in the suicide rate

Dimitris Christoulas, the 77-year-old retired pharmacist who shot himself on Syntagma Square in Athens because, as he said in the note he left behind, he would rather die than scavenge in rubbish bins...

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Greek bill to detain illegal immigrants for disease is ‘alarming’

Greek bill to detain illegal immigrants for disease is ‘alarming’

In Greece, a plan to detain illegal immigrants suspected of carrying HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases has upset Amnesty International, which called the idea “deeply alarming” and discriminatory. A law drafted by the...

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Israel-Greece ties: not all about Turkey

Israel-Greece ties: not all about Turkey

Source: Xinhua Israel, Greece and the United States are currently conducting a joint military exercise in the Mediterranean Sea, code named “Noble Dina.” The maneuvers are a continuation of the drills that Israel...

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