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Turkey to Produce its Own Seismic Ship

It looks as if Turkish oceanographic vessel “Piri Reis” has served out. Now Ankara plans to produce its own seismic ship to search for natural gas and petroleum. The new ship currently “does not have a name” Energy Minister Taner Yildiz told reporters. They could call it “Boogyeman“, couldn’t they? …

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Obama Triggered a Greek-Turkish “Food Crisis”

US President Barack Obama had no idea, he could trigger a Greek-Turkish food “crisis”, when he expressed his enthusiasm over a tasteful bite of “Greek Baklava” – a sweet pastry full of nuts among the layers and soaked in syrup. Turks claim “Baklava” is Turkish and so is “simit” they say. Simitis a …

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Turkey: Reopen Halki Seminary? Reciprocal Move, First!

That’s the usual Turkish tactic when it comes to diplomacy: reciprocacy above all! It was just two days ago, when Turkish Prime Minister Recept Tayyip Erdogan announced to US President Barack Obama his decision to reopen the Theological School of Halki. On Tuesday, Turkish EU Minister Egemen Bagis came out …

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Erdogan Tells Obama: Theological School of Halki to Reopen

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan apparently decided to reopen the Greek Orthodox Theological School of Halki. Erdogan revealed his decision to US President Barack Obama during a meeting in Seoul, South Korea. “I congratulated the Prime Minister on the efforts that he’s made within Turkey to protect religious minorities.  …

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Turkish Vessel “Piri Reis” Nerves Greece – Again!

Turkish Oceanographic Vessel “Piri Reis” entered the Greek continental shelf without permission northwest of the island of Mytilini, opposite the Turkish mainland. A fact that has angered Greece that instructed its diplomatic representation in Ankara to submit a diplomatic note. “Late on the afternoon of 21 March 2010, the Turkish …

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Piri Reis in the Aegean Sea? #Default & #Fail

Much-hated by Greeks Turkish vessel Piri Reis did not sailed long in the waters of the Aegean sea. The seismographic vessel that in fact performs hydrocarbon researches and angers Greeks did not manage more than a couple nautical miles due to mechanical failure. The vessels’ engineers had detected the problem before …

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Cyprus Drilling: Tension High as “Piri Reis” Enters Block 12

Tension is high around the drilling off shore of Cyprus as the Turkish research vessel Piri Reis has allegedly entered Block 12. Greek newspaper Proto Thema claims that Piri Reis entered the area of Block 12 where US company “Noble Energy” carries out natural gas research. The Piri Reis entered the …

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Hackers Post Greek Flag on Piri Reis Route on MarineTraffic (exclusive picture)

This morning Greeks were desperately trying to find the exact position of Turkish hydrocarbon research vessel Piri Reis on Marine Traffic.com, the vessel traffic service. On some pc screens the site appeared to be down. However one – or maybe more- were lucky to get a screen shot from the hacked page. …

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Singer Dalaras: The Aegean Belongs to the… Fish

Mama mia! I wouldn’t have thought that famous Greek singer Yiorgos Dalaras would use a stone-age old graffiti slogan to surprise positively the Turks. The slogan ‘the Aegean belongs to the Fish’ is as old as the Noah’s floods and had appeared on an Athens street as graffiti even before Noah …

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Greek Defense Minister: Erdogan’s Statements Unacceptable

Greek  Defense Minister Panos Beglitis slammed as ‘unacceptable’ statements by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who warned that Ankara will freeze its relations with the European Union, should Cyprus hold the EU presidency without a previous solution of the Cyprus issue. Nicosia is scheduled to lead the rotating EU …

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Greek Defense Minister: Turkish Threat is Real

“Turkish threat is not theoretical, it is real” said Greek Defense Minister Panos Beglitis during a visit to Cyprus. “We see it on the Aegean Sea, We see it in Cyprus through the occupational presence of the Turkish army, a result of the invasion in 1974.” Also Begliti’s predecessorEvangelos Venizelos …

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What in Hillary Clinton Doing in Greece?

Blocking traffic on the main streets? Swimming at Glyfada’s VIP resort? Keeping busy policemen and journalists over a hot weekend? Talking about economy? Crying together with the Greeks about the miserable debt situation of the two countries? She does all these and much more. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton …

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Wikileaks: Turkey had agreed on expansion of 6 miles in some areas

Wikileaks is still alive. And it released some confidential documents, embassy reports concerning Greece and Turkey. According to TO VIMA  Sunday edition, “Turkey was bargaining on extension beyond the six nautical miles in the Aegean.” Ankara had proposed  already in September 2009 the selective expansion of Greek territorial waters beyond …

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Turkish Red Crescent assists Greek Orthodox Community in Istanbul

Turkish Red Crescent extended on Tuesday 8 tons of food stuffs, as well as stationary and office supplies and toys at the nursery of the Greek Orthodox  Ecumenic Patriarchate in Istanbul, Turkey. Tekin Kucukali, the head of the TRC, said pain had no language, religion or sect while handing over …

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Turkish Bargain: Closure of NATO base for EU Full Membership

Turkey is a hard bargainer and would never give something for nothing. Even if it is something that it woun’t definetely wants. Ankara blackmails to give its to consent to the closure of NATO base in Izmir only in the context of trading full EU membership, a Turkish daily reported. A …

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