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NATO cancels Ramstein Guard exercise after Greece’s withdrawal

NATO has canceled its electronic warfare exercise Ramstein Guard due to disagreements between alliance members Greece and Turkey. The exercise, which had been due to begin Monday, aimed to combine electronic technologies with Greek air and sea capabilities. “But it was called off,” Ekathimerini reports “after Ankara requested on Sunday …

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Farmakonisi: Turkish gunboat fires live ammunition shots in Greece’ waters

A gunboat of the Turkish Navy violated Greece’s territorial waters and conducted shots with live ammunition near the islet of Farmakonisi in eastern Aegean Sea. The violation occurred on Friday morning and lasted two hours. Prior to the exercise, the Turkish general staff had issued a warning (NAVTEX) for sailors …

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Turkish security arrests two families attempting to flee to Greece

Turkish border guards handcuffed two Turkish nationals to allegedly attempted to flee to Greece together with their families. The group was detained near the Evros River, the natural border between Greece and Turkey in the north. Citing security source,s Turkish media, note that the two men of the families were …

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Two Turkish families, incl baby, arrested after fled to Greece

Six Turkish nationals were arrested Wednesday after they illegally crossed the border, Greek police said. The two men, three women and a one-year-old boy  were taken into custody by by border guard in the northeastern town of Orestiada. They allegedly crossed the Evros River in plastic boats. Police said a …

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