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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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When Turkey urges ‘dialogue’ with Greece, Ankara has nothing good in mind

Turkey’s Defense Minister Fikri Işık called on Greece to solve the problems between the two neighbors through dialogue amid escalating tensions between the two NATO allies. Işık said the neighboring countries should work together to solve their problems. But what are the problems between the two countries, what kind of …

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Greek Coast Guard arrests Turkish sailor for spying

A Turkish sailor is facing charges of spying following his arrest at the port of Elefsina, western Attica, the Hellenic Coast Guard said on Friday. According to a statement from the Hellenic Coast Guard, the 51-year-old, a member of the crew of the Turkish cargo vessel M/V Makbule Ana, was …

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Turkey’s PM disputes Greece’s sovereignty over 130 islets and rocks in the Aegean

Turkey’s appetite for expansion has not been satisfied with the massive airspace violations, the provocative visit of its top brass at Imia islet and the challenging statements. Now Prime Minister Binali Yildirim wants 130 islets and rocks i the Aegean Sea. Speaking to reporters in Ankara, Yildirim said that there …

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Turkey’s Defense Min to Greece: “We won’t bow to fait accompli”

Defense Minister Fikri Isik claimed Turkey doesn’t want ‘tension with Greece,’ but ‘won’t bow to fait accompli’. Isik claims come amid a massive series of violations of Greek territorial waters and airspace around and over the uninhabited Imia islet. Ankara’s tireless efforts to create a fait accompli in the Aegean …

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Turkey openly threatens Greece with Armed Forces intervention in the Aegean

Turkey’s deputy prime minister Veysi Kaynak openly threatened Greece and claimed that the Turkish Armed Forces will prevent Greece in the Aegean Sea. Speaking to state-run Anadolu News Agency, Kaynak said: “Greece, just like in Kardak [Turkish name for Imia] is trying to exploit tie islets but Turkey will not …

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Imia – General Staff: Turkish Navy violated Greece’s territorial waters

Two hours after the unprecedented Turkish provocation to send the Chief of General Staff to the disputed Imia islet, the Greek General Staff issued a statement describing the incident. On Sunday, January 29, 2017, one gunboat of the Turkish Navy and two boats transporting special forces approached about time 1100 …

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Supreme Court rules: NO to extradition of 8 Turkish officers

Greece’s Supreme Court rejected the extradition of 8 Turkish officers. The court ruled after a request by Turkey that claimed they were involved in the failed coup of July 2016. In six cases the judges decided unanimously, in two according to majority. Two votes were apparently in favor of the …

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Supreme Court postpones final decision for 8 Turkish officers

Greece’s Supreme Court postponed for Thursday, January 26th the final decision on whether the eight Turkish officers should be extradited to Turkey or not. The government in Ankara had requested the extradition of the servicemen claiming they had active participation in he failed coup of July 2016. The decision was …

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