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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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PM Tsipras slaps Luxembourg PM Bettel at Malta Summit (video)

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras slapped his Luxembourg counterpart Xavier Bettel. The incident took place at the European Council Summit in Malta on Friday morning. Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel was having a chat with UK’s leader Theresa May, when Tsipras approached him and passed him a friendly slap on …

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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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Infant dead in Ritsona camp, parents arrested: How many words is a refugee baby worth?

A 2-month-old infant died in Ritsona refugee camp of Saturday, January 28th. The baby was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, respiratory problems and frequently needed oxygen support. Right after the baby’s death, Greek police arrested the parents, Syrians of Kurdish origin, on charges of child neglect. Greek media reported that “the …

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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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Lesvos: Second refugee dies at the hot spot of Moria

A Syrian refugee  was found dead inside a tent at the refugee camp of Moria on the Greek island of Lesvos (Lesbos) on Saturday morning. the incident marks the second refugee death in Moria in a week. According to local media, the 46-year-old man was taken to the hospital of …

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Atomic scientists adjust Doomsday Clock due to Donald Trump

Atomic scientists say the world is inching closer to an apocalypse, partly due to the words and actions of US President Donald Trump. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, a group of nuclear scientists who have been assessing global security for 70 years, said they were moving their symbolic Doomsday …

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