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Piracy like Actions of Germany and the EU in the Eastern Mediterranean

Piracy like Actions of Germany and the EU in the Eastern Mediterranean

On 22nd November 2020, morning hours, German Sachsen Class (Type 124) multi-purpose frigate Hamburg operating under the tactical command of Greek Commodore T Micropoulos, in the EU-led Operation Irini has interrogated the Turkish container vessel MV Roseline-A carrying food and paint supplies to Libya in the area 100 miles off the Benghazi Coast.
The Turkish aid Greece is desperate to forget: the story of the SS Kurtulus (Liberation)

The Turkish aid Greece is desperate to forget: the story of the SS Kurtulus (Liberation)

The Turkish-Greek rapprochement, which began 7 years earlier under the leadership of Ataturk on October 29th 1930, when Prime Minister Venizelos (the main person held responsible for the Asia Minor Catastrophe) came to visit Ataturk in Ankara.
Contradictions at the heart of the political deadlock in the Eastern Mediterranean

Contradictions at the heart of the political deadlock in the Eastern Mediterranean

Contradictions at the heart of the political deadlock in the Eastern Mediterranean
The Libyan Political Dialogue Forum: Who will lead Libya?

The Libyan Political Dialogue Forum: Who will lead Libya?

The Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) started in Tunis on November 9.
Monthly Review October 2020

Monthly Review October 2020

The most important events of the October
Confrontations, the balance of power and Turkey’s next steps in the Blue Homeland

Confrontations, the balance of power and Turkey’s next steps in the Blue Homeland

The tension that escalated in the wake of the seismic/drilling activities conducted by Turkey within its legal maritime jurisdiction in Eastern Mediterranean was a part of broader problems resulting from Greece’s efforts to increase its territorial waters.
How were the foundations of the Blue Homeland laid?

How were the foundations of the Blue Homeland laid?

Although the West defines Turkey's reconnection to the open seas 'Neo-Ottomanism', Turkey's Blue Homeland Doctrine is a 21st century geopolitical reality originally outlined by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk as a survival necessity for the democratic, secular republic whose borders are drawn in accordance with the universal law of the sea and reinforced by state practices.
The US’ ‘Accidental’ Attack On The Turkish Navy

The US’ ‘Accidental’ Attack On The Turkish Navy

October has regularly been a month of important events in Turkish history. This month reminds us of such events as the Armistice of Mudanya (October 11th 1922) and the Proclamation of the Turkish Republic (October 29th 1923), filling us with pride-- but it is also a month of grief and misfortune as well.
“Blue Homeland” triumphs at the UN

“Blue Homeland” triumphs at the UN

The Turkish Defense Ministry announced that the United Nations (UN) has registered a memorandum between Turkey and Libya on the demarcation of maritime borders.
“Flammable Ice”: Turkish – Chinese cooperation in emerging energy markets

“Flammable Ice”: Turkish – Chinese cooperation in emerging energy markets

The term "Flammable Ice" will soon be a part of our daily lexicon.
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