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Turkey sending ships back into Greek-claimed waters

Turkey has said three vessels - the Oruc Reis, Ataman, and Cengiz Han - are to spend 10 days drilling for oil and gas in waters claimed by Greece and Cyprus in the eastern Mediterranean in a move likely to redouble calls for EU sanctions. Early results in elections in Turkish-occupied northern Cyprus also showed hawkish challenger Ersin Tata neck-and-neck with the more moderate incumbent in a potential new flashpoint.

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EU leaders to discuss vaccine certificates

While some member states hope vaccine certificates could revive tourism, EU officials point out that it is not clear if vaccinated people can still carry the virus and infect others.

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