Turkish president slams Greek decision to expel Libyan envoy Dec 08, 2019 0 441 12345 Istanbul: Greece’s decision to expel the Libyan ambassador over an agreement between Turkey and Libya on maritime boundaries in the Mediterranean Sea was a “scandal,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday.“So they (Greece) made a scandalous decision ... They deported the Libyan ambassador. So what happened? What have you gained?” Erdogan told his party members in Istanbul.Erdogan signed the deal with Fayez Serraj, the head of Libya’s UN-backed government, on November 27 in Istanbul. Ankara backs Serraj against a rival military group in Libya’s east. Erdogan charged the deal covering military cooperation and marine jurisdictions had “foiled games” in the Mediterranean region.The deal comes on the heels of Turkish offshore drilling activities near Cyprus which have angered the European Union and Greek Cypriots on the divided island.“We have rights there as guarantor country. We will use our rights based on international law until the very end,” Erdogan said. Turkey continues gas exploration activities off Cyprus with two drilling and two research vessels, Erdogan added. (DPA) Pages 12 POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES US House endorses two-state solution in a warning to Netanyahu Dec 08, 2019 0 123 Air strikes kill 19 civilians in northwest Syria: Monitor Dec 08, 2019 0 110 Iraqis protest to defy ‘slaughter’ in Baghdad as drone hits cleric’s home Dec 08, 2019 0 116 Militants kill at least eight including several police in Kenya bus attack Nairobi: Several police officers were among at least eight people killed in an attack on a bus in northeast Kenya claimed on Saturday by the Somali Islamist Al-Shebaab group. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta had been .. Torrential rains kill 21 in western Uganda and neighbouring Congo Kampala/Kinshasa: At least 11 people were killed by floods in western Uganda, while another 10 people were killed by torrential rains in neighbouring Congo, authorities said on Saturday. The deaths in Uganda occurred .. Iranian and American freed in apparent prisoner swap AFP Tehran An Iranian held in the US and an American held in Iran have been freed, the two sides said on Saturday, in an apparent prisoner swap at a time of heightened tensions. Tehran announced the release of Iranian .. Bombing Iran to stop its nuclear plans is ‘an option,’ Israel says ROME: Israel would be ready to bomb Iran to stop its nuclear weapon capabilities, Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz said in an interview on Saturday. “Is bombing Iran an option that Israel is considering?” Katz was ..