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Greek President warns Erdogan “Provocations are sign of weakness, Come and Take them!”

Greek president Prokopis Pavlopoulos sent a sharp worded message to his Turkish counter Recep Tayyip Erdogan, following a series of provocations accompanying his tour to the islands of the eastern Aegean Sea. “The brave do not provoke,” President Pavlopoulos told Greek soldiers safeguarding the remote island of Ai Stratis. “Provocations, …

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Turkey escalates tension, harasses helicopter carrying Greek President Pavlopoulos

Turkey’s boldness has no limits. Two times in two consecutive days, Turks harassed the helicopter carrying Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos on a tour visiting several remote islands and islets in the eastern Aegean Sea. While Pavlopoulos’ helicopter was heading to islet Panagia, pilots received warning calls and threats from 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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Greece asks EU for humanitarian aid, announces urgent measures for Lesvos where the situation is “a step before social explosion”

Greece asked the European Union on Monday for humanitarian aid to help it cope with what it called “a volatile situation” following the large flow of migrants and refugees from the Middle East and Africa onto its shores. According to Reuters, “Greece requested the EU activate its civil protection mechanism, …

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Turkey openly threatens Greece to stay away from Cyprus waters

Turkey “fired” an open threat against Greece, with Turkish Naval Forces Commander to announce that the naval forces have received a new set of rules of engagement. During a briefing at the Blue Whale 2014 military exercise, Admiral Bülent Bostanoğlu revealed that “the Turkish navy has been authorized by the …

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Greece -Turkey: tension is high as Ankara tries to conduct research in Cyprus EEZ

A new tension is high between the arch rivals and close neighbors on the west and east of the Aegean Sea, as Turkey is staging one provocation after the other, playing the game the country knows very well: claiming rights in the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Reason for …

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Athens: Tear gas against school guards – some protesters taken to hospitals

The week started with police firing tear gas against school guards protesting Administrative Reform Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. The school guards had moved early on Monday morning to the ministry to force a meeting with the minister. They blocked the building entrance. At 7 o’ clock riot police forces fired tear gas …

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Ioannina: unpaid stockbreeders break into dairy company demanding their money

Stones flew through the air and tear gas was fired when angry milk producers broke into a dairy company in Ioannina, western Greece. Hundreds of milk farmers gathered on Friday morning outside “Dodoni” milc factory demanding their money. “We have been unpaid for four months, we cannot feed our families,” …

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Athens: one detention ahead the National Day parade

The students’ parade had not started yet and Greek police already detained one man for trying to break the police cordon and watch the parade. According to Greek media, the man is member of Spitha movement of famous musician Mikis Theodorakis. The group wanted to protest for the draconian security …

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