The proposals hinge on member states volunteering to ease the load on countries that see the most migrant arrivals by sea either by taking in refugees or providing logistical support or deporting rejected applicants.
The people aboard were "in serious psycho-physical conditions that make it impossible for them to stay on the petrol tanker", Mediterranea said after the transfer.
Commenting on the US lifting a 33-year-old arms embargo on Greek-administered Cyprus, Defence Minister Akar says the decision will only serve to create an impasse, not peace.
EU should not get fooled by Greek plans but should instead act in line with responsibility, says Republican People's Party spokesman, Faik Oztrak.
How a 16th century naval genius changed the maritime borders of three continents, inspiring Turks for generations to come.
"Turkey has no designs on any other country's lands, sovereignty, or interests, but it will never make concessions on what rightfully belongs to it," Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.
EU foreign ministers held urgent talks on high military tensions over offshore drilling rights in the eastern Mediterranean.
Dozens of migrants and refugees have been stranded in the Mediterranean Sea in Malta's search and rescue zone for over 30 hours, UN migration agency says.
The approval comes after President Sisi warned UN-backed government's military against moving closer to strategic Sirte city, which is under the control of warlord Khalifa Haftar, a Cairo ally.
The rejection came from Turkey's Defence Minister Hulusi Akar after a French official claimed that the Turkish navy had harassed one of France’s vessel taking part in a NATO mission in the Mediterranean.
Awarded by the Foundation for Environmental Education, the Blue Flag certification endorses beaches around the world for meeting high standards. Turkey has 486 such beaches, ready for the summer season.
Egypt is sounding the drums of war in Libya, but any military incursion faces daunting military and political obstacles.
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