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Greece reopens tourism services on May 15

Greece kicked off the formal start of its tourist season, announcing a multimillion euro promotional campaign on Thursday aimed at saving its most important economic sector from a second summer lost to the coronavirus. “We are …

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Turkey and Egypt start dialogue after  long crisis in relations

Closer ties between Turkey and Egypt will make a significant contribution to regional peace and development, senior Turkish officials have said underlining the positive atmosphere in recent "frank and in-depth" diplomatic talks to mend ties broken over a decade

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Greece to allow vaccinated tourists in next week

Greece plans to open its borders to vaccinated visitors from several countries from next week, the government said, as the country seeks to restart its badly-hit tourism sector. The scheme is part of a pilot project to allow entry to …

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Turkish diplomats call on EU to share refugee burden

"International solidarity and burden-sharing is essential to support the neighboring countries," Turkey's Deputy Foreign Minister Sedat Önal said in a video message to the conference "Supporting the Future of Syria and Region" organized by the United Nations and European Union

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Greece to open for Russian tourists since mid-May

Greece will also receive tourists vaccinated with Russian and Chinese coronavirus vaccines not approved by the European Union, Minister of Tourism Harry Theoharis said. Focusing on tourists from non-EU member countries, the …

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Turkey rescues 18 irregular migrants in Aegean

The Turkish Coast Guard Command rescued 18 irregular migrants whose boats were pushed back by the Greek Coast Guard into Turkish waters in the Aegean Sea, security sources said. A Turkish team was dispatched off Canakkale after learning …

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Turkish Coast Guard rescues 162 asylum seekers

The Turkish Coast Guard rescued at least 162 asylum seekers who were pushed into Turkish territorial waters by the Greek side, security sources said Thursday. The Turkish Coast Guard said in a statement that a team was dispatched to an …

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Turkey rescues 30 asylum seekers in Aegean Sea

The Turkish Coast Guard rescued a total of 30 asylum seekers who were pushed back by Greek coastal authorities into Turkish territorial waters off the Aegean coast, a security source said on Tuesday. A coast guard team was dispatched …

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Common misfortune united Greece and Turkey

Rescue teams in the Turkish port city of Izmir are continuing to search for survivors of Friday's powerful earthquake, as officials say the death toll has increased to at least 64

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