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Professor at US-University hacks a Greek FM statement

A political science professor at the University of Indianapolis (USA) has been arrested in Athens for “hacking” a Greek Foreign Ministry announcement on Greek-Turkish Relations. The professors, 65,  falsified the written statement of Deputy Foreign Minister Mariliza Xenogiannakopoulou, ‘decorated’ it with nationalistic  and defamatory references to Turkey and promoted it to …

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Greece-Turkey: There is a … thing about historical ships

Do you remember the scandal wedding party  with the sexy models  on the Greek historical armored cruiser Averof? Yeah… that party that caused an uproar in the Greek society? Now it’s time of our neighbouring Turkey to get upset about a similar, if not worst scandal.                                          It’s not a …

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Turkish Corvette Beykoz: where do you go to, my lovely….

Challenging, proud and apparently deaf the Turkish corvette “Beykoz” sailed away from Turkish Aksaz Naval Base ( AksazDeniz Üssü)  on the south-east coast of  Turkey in Marmaris and came to Greece to upset us. Beykoz has been seen off Rhodes, Crete, Cape Sounion, Kythnos, Kea and Andros. Some times in international, sometimes …

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Crisis averted – Liturgy in Hagia Sophia cancelled

The controversial liturgy in Hagia Sophia by a group of  Greek-American Orthodoxes has been canceled after diplomacy intervention.  Newsportal zougla.gr reported  that Chris Spyrou, the President of the US-based NGO “International Congregation of Agia Sofia” , announced that the liturgy planned for tomorrow has been canceled after notice by diplomatic …

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How much are Weapons Burdening the Greek Economy?

Contributed by Etsi! There are some in Greece and many abroad that view Greek expenditures for weapon systems as excessive and unnecessary, especially at a time when the country’s economy is a shambles. The issue has even been at the focus of the European parliament. But how much of this …

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Liturgy in Hagia Sophia: Looking for Troubles?

 While a group of  250 Greek Orthodox pilgrims, mainly Diaspora Greeks, are scheduled to attempt a controversial  a Divine Liturgy at Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey, the Ecumenical  Patriarch is distancing himself from this action. The group, consisted of members of  the “International Congregation of Agia Sophia“, an US-based NGO,  is to …

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Greek PM calls on Turkey to End the Occupation of Cyprus

Prime Minister Giorgos Papandreou sent a firm message to Turkey, urging it to help in the progress of talks on the Cyprus issue.  Answering  a journalist’ question at a press conference at the Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) on Sunday, Papandreou  reiterated Greece’s position on the issue. “The Cyprus issue is, I repeat, …

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Greece FM calls on Turkey to Withdraw from Cyprus

Greece is urging Turkey to withdraw its troops from the northern part of the divided island of Cyprus, reiterating once again the strong ties between Athens and Nicosia. “I call on Turkey to withdraw the occupation forces from Cyprus. The Cyprus issue is one of invasion, of occupation” said Dimitris Droutsas, …

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Greece dismisses Turkey’s casus belli: Unacceptable for an EU-candidate to threaten with war an EU-member.

Greek Foreign Ministry spokesman dismisses Turkey’s casus belli as “unacceptable” and repeats that extending territorial waters to 12 nautical miles is the right of Greece according to the Law of the Sea. He also says, it is unacceptable for a candidate to European Union to threaten with war a member-country …

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Turkish FM Davutoglu: No unilateral moves towards Greece

Turkish press recent reports about Ankara’s removing  Greece from its “threat list” and lifting the casus belli  were a surprise to those, who know how Turkish diplomacy functions. First, Ankara’s diplomacy is determinately based on reciprocity and secondly it does not change without a  green light from the army. Consensus is …

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Turkish FM wants to put an End to Dog Fights over the Aegean

Turkish Foreign MinisterAhmet  offers Greece that both countries put an end to fighter jets “dog fights” over the Aegean Sea.  The proposal comes one day after the tragic collission of two Greek F-16 southwest of  the island of Crete. A collision that left one pilot dead, one fighting for his …

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Turkey: Greece is no longer a Foe!

Turkey is revising  the major priorities of its national security policy and is changing the National Security Policy document. The security doctrine, also known as the Turkey’s Secret Constitution and “Red Book“, that  determines “internal” and “external” threats, has guided Ankara’s foreign policy for several decades. Under the revisions neighbours like Greece, …

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Papandreou: Cyprus a Precondition for Normalisation of Greek-Turkish Relations

“Solving the Cyprus issue is a precondition for full normalisation of Greek-Turkish relations,” Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou said during abrief stopover at Cyprus’ Larnaca airport on his way to Israel. After the meeting withCyprus President DimitrisChristofias, Papandreou called on Turkey and the Turkish Cypriot leadership to seriously study the …

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“Piri Reis” vessel challenges Greeks and Cypriots

Piri Reis, the Turkish naval research ship, has entered  the Greece’ continental shelf to illegally execute survey,  45 miles south of Greek island  Kastelorizo, some 3 nautical miles off the Turkish coast, report Greek and Cypriot media. Athens sent a Coast Guard boat to warn the Piri Reis and ask her …

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Piri Reis: the Naval Ship that makes Greeks Angry

 The “Piri Reis” has not entered in the Greek continental shelf, said National Defence Minister Evangelos Venizelos and sent Turkey the  message  that “in any case it will be done what’s necessary.” Piri Reis, the Turkish naval research ship, has done it again. It has started to carry out ‘seismic research  …

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Jennifer Lopez Cancels Controversial Concert in North Cyprus

  With a  statement in her official site Jennifer Lopezannounced the cancellation of her controversial concert in Northern Cyprus on July 24. The short statement reads: “Jennifer Lopez would never knowingly support any state, country, institution or regime that was associated with any form of human rights abuse. After a full …

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Organizers deny J. Lopez cancelled performance in North Cuprus

Cratos Premium Hotel board of directors chairman Murat Bozoglu has dismissed reports in the Greek Cypriot media that world-famous American singer and actress Jennifer Lopez has cancelled her plans to attend the grand opening of their hotel in Girne (Kyrenia), saying Lopez has signed a contract to take part in …

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STRATFOR: Greece…. is truly alone!

Loss of geopolitical role in the Balkan region, significant political instability, social violence, economic bankruptcy and exit the euro zone are some of the pessimistic forecasts for Greece as stated in “The Geopolitics of Greece: A Sea at its Heart” STRATFOR-Global Intelligence report on Greece. In the 10-page analysis released on June 28, …

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