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Greece evacuates 72,000 people after WWII bomb found under fuel station(picts, videos)

The biggest evacuation of civilians in peacetime is underway in the city of Thessaloniki, northern Greece, after authorities discovered  a 250-kilo unexploded bomb from the Second World War. More than 72,000 people are expected to leave the suburb of Kordelio and surrounding area and return to their homes after army …

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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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Survey: 55% of Europeans against further Muslim Migration

Europeans are afraid of migration from mainly Muslim countries. A recent research poll conducted in among 10,000 people in ten European countries shows that the levels of public anxiety over immigration from mainly Muslim states are significant and widespread. The survey was conducted before US president Donald Trump signed the …

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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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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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