# Turkey

Photo released by the Turkish Defence Ministry on August 12, 2020, shows Turkish seismic research vessel 'Oruc Reis' (C) being escorted by Turkish naval ships in the Mediterranean, off Antalya on August 10, 2020. Photo: Turkish Defence Ministry / AFP
Photo released by the Turkish Defence Mi […]

Turkey’s bid to become maritime powerhouse unsettles Mediterranean

Turkey's push into the Mediterranean featuring gas drilling, tough rhetoric and warships is rooted in a vision of a "Blue Homeland" that targets waters claimed by EU neighbours
On Cyprus, authorities issued a "yellow warning" for a second straight day on Monday over extreme temperatures. Photo: Iakovos Hatzistavrou / AFP
On Cyprus, authorities issued a "yellow […]

Virus-confined Med states wilt in record heat wave

Across the Mediterranean and its alluring beaches, a heatwave has hit countries just as they cautiously ease COVID-19 lockdowns, stoking hopes the new season will help fight the virus
Inhabitants hold a banner reading "Patriotic Movement of Pieria" outside the town hall in Makrygialos, some 460km north of Athens, during a protest on February 17, 2020 against the creation of a migrant hosting centre.
Inhabitants hold a banner reading "Patri […]

On Greek mainland, locals stonewall migrant relocations

The village of Makrygialos is one of many areas in mainland Greece where the government is locked in a tug of war with local communities over the housing of migrants
Some of the migrants who were stuck on a ship since their rescue in the Mediterranean 10 days ago disembark in Valletta, Malta on April 13, 2019 after four European countries agreed to take them in. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli / AFP
Some of the migrants who were stuck on a […]

EU powers push for uptake of migrant relocation pilot scheme

EU powers France, Germany and Italy, along with smaller member Malta, will on Tuesday seek to rally the rest of the bloc to a joint scheme to distribute migrants saved at sea