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Turkey closes the Straits for all foreign warships

Turkey has warned all riparian and non-riparian countries not to pass warships through its Bosporus and Dardanelles Straits, Foreign Minister Mevlut Çavuşoglu said on Monday evening. Yet Cavusoglu reiterated that Turkey cannot block all Russian warships accessing the Black Sea due to a clause in the pact exempting those returning …

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Turkish F-16 jets to join Greece-hosted NATO drill “Tiger Meet 2022”

F-16 Fighting Falcon jets belonging to the Turkish Air Forces Command will attend the NATO drill, entitled “Tiger Meet 2022,” that will be held in Greece between May 9-22. This year’s military exercise will be held in Araxos Air Base in the West of the country, west of Greece. The …

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“Greece’s sovereignty over the islands is unquestionable,” says EU statement

“Greece’s sovereignty over these islands is unquestionable,” the European Union said on Sunday, a day after also the US State Department expressed the same position following Turkey’s provocations by the Foreign Minister.. “Greece’s sovereignty over these islands is unquestionable. Turkey should respect it, refrain from provocative statements and actions in …

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Turkey’s new tactic: 60 violations of Greece’s air space with drones and UAVs

Τurkey has apparently changed its tactic of violating Greece air space and now it increasingly uses drones and unmanned aerial vehicles UAVs to challenge the eastern borders of its neighboring country. On Sunday, February 6, the Greek military recorded a total of 60 violations of national air space and 2 …

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Erdogan calls for “direct dialogue” with Greece; fresh row over Pontus Greeks genocide

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for a “direct dialogue” with Greece on Thursday as a fresh row sparked between the two neighboring countries over the Pontus Greeks Genocide following statements by President Katerina Sakellaropoulou. During a meeting with EU ambassadors in Ankara Erdogan and referring to tensions between Greece …

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Akar warns Greece not to test Turkey’s patience

Greece should refrain from testing Turkey’s patience with provocations, including with a threat to extend its territorial waters in the Aegean, Turkey’s defense minister warned on Saturday. Speaking to a group of journalists in Ankara, Hulusi Akar also said Turkey wanted to resolve disputes with neighbor and fellow NATO member …

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