Sunday , April 21 2024
Home / Search Results for: grey zones

Search Results for: grey zones

Greece, Albania agreed to refer their maritime zones/EEZ issues to The Hague

Greece and Albania reached an agreement to refer the issue of their maritime zones (ΕΕΖ) to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias announced on Tuesday. The agreement was achieved during his visit to Tirana, where his met with his counterpart Gent Cakaj and …

Read More »

Two cargo vessels collide off Chios island; Turkish cargo rejects Greek SAR (video)

Two cargo vessels collided 9 nautical miles North-North-West of the island of Chios in the eastern Aegean Sea on Friday afternoon. While the Turkish vessel is taking water, its captain has refused aid by the Greek Coast Guard. The vessels with flags of Vanuatu -ANT- and Singapore – POTENTIA- have …

Read More »

Greece publishes 16 MAPs exposing Turkey’s illegal and unilateral claims

Greece’s Foreign Ministry uploaded a total of 16 maps “in an effort to increase the wider public’s awareness of Turkish revisionism,” as it said in a statement. “The attached maps depict in a vivid and irrefutable way the Turkish illegal unilateral actions and claims,” the Ministry added. Greece-Turkey borders according …

Read More »

Greece’s updated Covid-19 map regarding measures in force Nov 3

Greece’s Civil Protection published on Monday the new, 3-tier map showing regional units in “increased surveillance”, “alert level” and in full “lockdown.” The map and the new categorization of regions based on the registered Covid-19 infections is the guide for the new measures to go info force on November 3, …

Read More »

Tsipras: Greece should deter Oruc Reis, extend territorial waters to 12 nm, if…

Main opposition leader and former Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Thursday he told Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis that Greece should deter the Turkish seismic research vessel Oruc Reis “if it attempts to operate inside the country’s continental shelf.” He said further that her advised the PM to extend the …

Read More »

Greece deploys hundreds of policemen to Evros as tension with Turkey rises

Greece is deploying 300 to 400 officers from across the country to Evros river at the land border with Turkey to bolster local forces. These officers are members of riot police, crime combating units and border guards who will patrol mainly in Ferres, the Ardas river and in Tychero. At …

Read More »

Aegean islands militarized as long as Turkey preserves “casus belli”

Defensive and military shielding of the Aegean islands is Greece’s commitment against Turkey’s provocations as for as long the Turkish casus belli is in effect, President Prokopis Pavlopoulos to Ankara’s reiterating calls of demilitarization. “Let Turkey well understand that any form of defensive shielding of our islands in the Aegean …

Read More »

Turkey to grant licenses for exploration/drilling in accord with Libya agreement

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan continues his provocative activities in the East Mediterranean and said on Thursday that Turkey would start granting licenses for exploration and drilling in the eastern Mediterranean in 2020, in accord with a maritime agreement with Libya. He added that vessel Oruc Reis would begin seismic activities …

Read More »

“Turkey is a violator of International Law,” says Greece’s Foreign Ministry

Greece has rebuked Turkey after its Defense Minister Hulusi Akar claimed more or less that the sea area off South-East Crete belonged to Turkey’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). Ever since 1996 Turkey has been claiming that also the island of Gavdos is part of what it calls “grey zones” in …

Read More »

Turkey claims to have increased security in the Aegean “fearing Greek provocation”

Turkey is increasing its security in the tiny part of the Aegean Sea within its territorial waters in fact without apparent reason. State news agency Anadolu said on Thursday that the Turkish Navy deployed a frigate and two gun boats in the Aegean and ordered them to be on alert …

Read More »

Turkey claims “commandos have removed the Greek flag from an Aegean islet”

The official Ankara claims the Turkish Coast Guard has illegally landed on a Greek islet in the eastern Aegean Sea and took down a Greek flag. Speaking to reporters in Istanbul, Turkish prime minister Binali Yildirim said “There was an attempt to plant a Greek flag on an uninhabited rocky …

Read More »

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, …

Read More »