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Turkey claims Greece should demilitarize the Aegean islands

Greece violates international law by arming Aegean islands, claimed Turkish National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar on Saturday, in an another provocative challenge to neighboring Greece. Speaking to Turkish state-run news agency Anadolu, Akar also called on his Greek counterpart to take necessary steps with regards to demilitarization of the Aegean …

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Turkey threatens to install S-400 near Greece and Cyprus

Despite warnings from the international community and particularly the United States, Turkey is determined to proceed with the purchase of the Russian missiles defense system S-400. And not only that. Ankara threatens its neighbor Greece to install the S-400 along the Turkish coasts on the Aegean Sea in order to …

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Turkey cannot be excluded from energy issues in Mediterranean, says Greek FM

Greece’s Foreign Minister Giorgos Katrougalos ruled out Turkey’s exclusion on energy-related issues in the Eastern Mediterranean area. He said that Turkey has kilometer-long shore at the Mediterranean Sea and therefore also rights in the area. The Greek Foreign Minister met with his Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu, in Antalya on Thursday …

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Turkey claims airspace violations in the Aegean are “legal”

Turkey has claimed that airspace violations in the Aegean are “legal” and “no threat to Greece.” Calling Turkish flights over Aegean “a threat” is incompatible to good neighborly ties, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in response to a Greek Foreign Ministry statement. This is the latest “war of words” between …

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Greek FM sharply criticizes Erdogan defending airspace violations

The Greek Foreign Ministry sharply criticized Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday for his comments about flights of the Greek Air Force over the Aegean. “Whenever Greek military aircraft takes off in the Aegean, Turkish jets will follow suit,” Erdogan said during an interview with private broadcaster Haberturk. Equating …

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Turkish MPs provoke and threaten Greeks and Cypriots in Athens Parliament

What if Turkish lawmakers are guest at the Greek Palriament? They do not hesitate to provoke and threaten both their hosts and the Greek-Cypriots and claim rights over part of the Aegean Sea and the Cyprus Economic Exclusive Zone. “The unilateral extraction of hydrocarbons on the part of the Republic …

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Turkish Defense Ministry “annexes” whole Cyprus on military exercise poster

Turkey’s Defense Ministry claims to have “annexed” the whole Cyprus. In a poster of the Mavi Vatan military exercise, not only the occupied North is marked red as Turkey is but the whole island state. The map was posted by the Turkish Defense Ministry account on Twitter late on Wednesday, …

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