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As #ItalianPolitics is almost entirely focused on the election of the new #PresidentOfTheRepublic (long thread on this coming soon)… a thread to make sense of #Italy’s stand on the #UkraineCrisis

cc: @gmfus @IAIonline
Today, #RussianPresident Vladimir #Putin will attend a meeting promoted by the Italian-Russian Chamber of Commerce focused on "trade, economic and investment cooperation between #Russia and #Italy"
Such a meeting is indeed “extraordinary” as noted by @NonaMikhelidze on @formichenews: Putin usually delegates meetings like this to others. His presence suggests that, for him, this is crucial…
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#Cyprus appears to be putting a military blockade on #Turkey’s offensive plans in the #EasternMediterranean

The Cypriot government will proceed with the acquisition of #IronDome, while accelerating the modernization of naval base, where frigates can be parked from #France Image
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#EXCLUSIVE: Greece’s Foreign Minister @NikosDendias tells Arab News that #Greek #Patriot missiles deal with #SaudiArabia will bolster the Kingdom’s defenses, secure global energy supplies |
@NikosDendias #INTERVIEW: Greece’s Foreign Minister @NikosDendias tells Arab News #Greek participation in #Saudi development projects is not about money — “this is a project that has a historical component.” |
@NikosDendias #INTERVIEW: #Greece’s Foreign Minister @NikosDendias tells Arab News that #Turkey “unintentionally” made #EasternMediterranean & #Gulf countries realize they have a common understanding based on international laws |
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Comments on #Turkey's policy in the #EastMed alongside colleague @JMJalel_H.

Elaborated thoughts in thread below, including about today's Greek-Turkish meeting/press conference>
#Turkey is currently following a two-fold strategy in the broader #EasternMediterranean. On the one hand it embarked, at least ostensibly, on an effort to normalize its relations with a number of regional countries including #Egypt, #Israel, #Greece, #France and the #UAE. >
Ankara expects that this will convince the #US and #EU that it adopted a more pro-western and constructive foreign policy orientation. Both the talks with #Greece and the developments in the #Cyprus process aim to appease the EU, advance Turkish-EU relations, and >>
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#LIVE: 75th UN General Assembly session kicks off, and for the first time it is being held virtually with prerecorded messages from world leaders
#LIVE: #UN Secretary-General #AntonioGuterres urges the world to be prevent a #ColdWar and halt conflicts so it can focus on #COVID19 pandemic at #UNGA #UN75 #coronavirus Image
#LIVE: US President Donald #Trump says @UN must hold China accountable for #coronavirus outbreak #Covid_19 #UNGA #UN75 Image
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The developments in Russia, #Belarus, the worrying situation in the #EasternMediterranean & geopolitical implications of #COVID19 topped EPP Foreign Affairs ministers meeting in the framework of #Gymnich meetings. Image
EPP Foreign Affairs minister discussed the recent developments in Russia including the poisoning of Alexei @navalny and expressing their deep concern and supporting for the need for a swift, transparent and independent investigation.
The EPP FA ministers reiterated their strong support to the Belarusian people who fight for their legitimate rights, freedom & democracy, calling on Belarusian authorities to stop violence & to immediately release leaders of the Coordination Council & all political prisoners.
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A piece by @MadaMasr on the #EastMed tensions with my two cents.

#Thread with some of my comments.

[Do read the whole thing, it's extensive and very balanced]

#Turkey #Egypt #Cyprus #Greece #Israel #UAE #Libya @prioMidEast @PRIOUpdates @PRIOCyprus…
1. "The Egyptian-Greek Exclusive Economic Zone (#EEZ) deal is important because it settles, at least partly, an issue that has been open for decades in the area and completes another small [piece of the] puzzle in the maritime zone disputes of the #EasternMediterranean"
2. #Turkey's actions aim to“to deconstruct the existing regional status quo & security architecture & bring about a new one that will be more beneficial to itself, in terms of the geopolitical space, the natural resources and the maritime routes that it will be able to control.”
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Today is a dark day in human history.

Some describe the 46 year occupation of #Cyprus as a “Frozen Conflict” but that is neither an accurate nor an honest description.

Cyprus’ occupation is an ongoing crime, a crime in which too many have served as accomplices of #Turkey.
Today, we do not simply “commemorate” a historic event - we bear witness to one of the longest standing war crimes (and one of the longest standing issues before the @UN Security Council: a sovereign member of the UN (and EU member) remains occupied and forcibly divided.
Many may think, “So what? Why does this Greco-Turkish tension matter to me?”

For those astonished by #Turkey’s treachery on matters like the S400s or ISIS, five decades of appeasement by @StateDepartment on #Cyprus convinced Ankara that Washington would not hold it accountable.
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💬🇬🇷PM @kmitsotakis & his government have done an excellent job in defending their border & not succumbing to Turkish pressure. 🇪🇺must reinforce their efforts through financial support, equipment, border guards & political support, said @TonoEPP at @MartensCentre #OnlineEvent Image
💬Turkey’s security concerns are not an excuse for 🇹🇷 behaviour in the #EasternMediterranean, its human rights abuses, incursions into 🇬🇷airspace or illegal drilling in 🇨🇾 waters are unacceptable, said @TonoEPP
💬 The Greek external border is the EU's external border and it is Europe's common duty to protect it, said @TonoEPP at the @MartensCentre #OnlineEvent
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