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Natural Gas: Turkey, Russian sign Turkish Stream agreement

Turkey and Russia signed an intergovernmental agreement for the Turkish Stream natural gas pipeline project in Istanbul on Monday. Energy Minister Berat Albayrak and his Russian counterpart Alexander Novak signed the agreement following a meeting between President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, which continued for 140 minutes …

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Greece rejected asylum to 3 out of 8 Turkish officers who flew with helicopter after July coup

Greece has reportedly rejected asylum to three out of eight Turkish officers who landed in Alexandroupolis, Northern Greece, with a helicopter hours after the failed coup attempt on July 15th 2016. The refusal to grant asylum does not mean they the three officers will be extradited to Turkey. They have …

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Turkish helicopter violates Greek FIR and “patrols” 400-500ft over Kos

A helicopter of the Turkish Coastguard not only violated the Greek airspace, it also toured over the island of Kos in the Eastern Aegean Sea and flew as low as 400-500ft. According to Greek Defense Ministry, the helicopter entered the Greek FIR without permission at 7:10 am on Thursday. At …

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Turkish authorities arrest teacher and university professor fleeing to Greece

Turkish authorities arrested a teacher and a university professor, alleged supporters of Fetullah Gulen, as they tried to flee to Greece. The two are arrested in the early morning hours of Saturday, September 10th 2016, as they were trying to reach Greece by crossing the Evros river on a inflatable …

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Chios: Turkish judge seeks asylum in Greece

A Turkish judge arrived on the island of Chios on Tuesday morning with a boat carrying Syrian refugees. Together with the other co-passengers, the 50-year-old man was arrested by Greek authorities for illegally entering the country. Upon his arrest, the man showed to authorities documents confirming his identity and work …

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