Erdogan in Turkey called for talks to defuse gas conflict with Greece

Erdogan in Turkey called for talks to defuse gas conflict with Greece

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for dialogue on Monday (10 August) while still pushing ahead with a contentious Mediterranean gas development plan that has outraged Greece and alarmed NATO and the EU. The budding row over suspected reserves in the eastern Mediterranean Sea pits a range of regional powers in a confrontation watched with worry in Brussels and Washington. Turkey dispatched a research ship to the region on Monday -just three days after Erdogan said he was tired of waiting for the outcome of sporadic talks held in the…

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Algeria wants to “renegotiate” EU trade deal

Algeria wants to “renegotiate” EU trade deal

Algeria’s president has requested the country’s trade minister reassess a deal with the EU, ahead of a free trade agreement due to come into effect on 1 September. President Abdelmadjid Tebboune asked Kamel Rezig to “carry out an assessment… of the dossier of the association agreement with the EU, which must be the subject of special attention, asserting our interests for balanced relations,” according to an official statement released late Sunday (9 August) Algeria and the EU created a free trade zone on 1 September 2005, as part of an…

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