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Bulut: “Greece will be destroyed in 3-4 hours if wages war against Turkey,”

He is beyond control and any possible fantasy. Yigit Bulut, economic adviser and close aide of Turkish President Recep Tayip Erdogan. Not only because he sees an international conspiracy against Turkey. And that those “major power” use Greece to achieve their goals. In an interview to a Turkish state broadcaster, …

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“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 …

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“Turkey will not tolerate fait accompli in Aegean or Mediterranean,” says Defense…

Turkey has taken all necessary measures if a decision is taken contrary to its rights and interests in the Aegean Sea, Turkish Defense Minister and former four-star general and Chief of Turkish General Staff, Hulusi Akar, said on Wednesday. Turkey will not tolerate any Greek fait-accompli in the Aegean or …

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“Greece alone has right to extension of its territorial waters, whenever…” says Athens

“Extension of coastline is a legitimate and inalienable sovereign right of Greece, in accordance with international law,” Athens responded to Ankara that claimed extension of territorial waters was a casus belli.tells In a statement issued early Tuesday afternoon, the Greek Foreign Ministry said Greece’s right to expand its territorial waters …

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Turkey summons Greek Ambassador over “territorial waters extension”

With four days delay, Turkey told Greece that it will not allow extension of territorial waters to 12 miles without Ankara’s consent. And this although Athens does not plan to extend its sovereignty in the Aegean Sea but in the Ionian Sea and south Peloponnese. The Turkish Foreign Ministry summoned …

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“Greece, Cyprus and Israel play dirty game against Turkey,” says Erdogan’s

Turkey is furious at the energy cooperation between Greece, Cyprus and Israel. They “play a dirty game against Turkey,” Yigit Bulut, the economic advisor of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said and warned that  “Greece will be destroyed if  there would be a naval combat”  between the two countries.” “Greece is …

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“Greece, Cyprus and Israel play dirty game against Turkey,” says Erdogan’s

Turkey is furious at the energy cooperation between Greece, Cyprus and Israel. They “play a dirty game against Turkey,” Yigit Bulut, the economic advisor of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said and warned that  “Greece will be destroyed if  there would be a naval combat”  between the two countries.” “Greece is …

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Turkey challenges Greek continental shelf, claims “frigate harassed Barbaros”

Turkey is challenging the Greek continental shelf  and claims that a Greek frigate harassed the Turkish vessel Barbaros conducting seismic activity research off Cyprus. Turkish research vessel Barbaros and the frigate of the Greek Navy Nikiforos came dangerously close in the broader sea area west of Pafos in Cyprus.  The …

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US urges Turkey to refrain from increasing tension in Cyprus

The US State Department has urged Turkey to refrain from increasing tension in the East Mediterranean Sea. Commenting on the upcoming drilling off Cyprus, the Department of State said that it discourages any rhetorical action and rhetoric in the region and reminded that US policy on the Cyprus EEZ is …

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Turkey to continue gas drilling around Cyprus, says FM Cavusoglu

Ankara will continue natural gas drilling work around the island of Cyprus to establish the fair sharing resources, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday. “Turkey will not allow unilateral activities [in the Eastern Mediterranean]. We need to protect the rights of Turkish Cypriots with actual steps,” Cavusoglu said …

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Turkey “slams” Cyprus for exploring hydrocarbon in its EEZ

This must be kind of joke of the century stuff. Turkey that illegally occupies the North of Cyprus claims rights in Cyprus Exclusive Economic Zone. Hours after Cyprus invited international companies for off-shore hydrocarbon exploration in the Plot Area Number 7, the Turkish Foreign Ministry issued a statement expressing “concerns” …

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Erdogan threatens “no steps in Cyprus and Aegean without Turkey’s permission”

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan fired new salvos and threatened Greece and Cyprus to no proceed with energy drilling in the Aegean and the Mediterranean Sea. “Those who try to ignore us in Cyprus and the Aegean Sea are endangering their own presence,” he said during a speech at the …

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Erdogan says Turkey to increase military presence in occupied North Cyprus

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatens to increase Turkey’s military presence in the illegally occupied North Cyprus. Erdogan’s threats come just a few hours before the opening of the annual session of the UN General Assembly, with Secretary General Antonio Guterres to examine the prospects of resuming the negotiations on the …

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Turkey’s top court rejects plea to convert Hagia Sophia to a mosque

Millions of Greek Orthodox Christians breathed in relief  on Thursday upon hearing that Turkey’s Constitutional Court rejected a plea to open the Hagia Sophia museum in Istanbul as a mosque. The Constitutional Court rejected an association’s demand that the Hagia Sophia be opened for Muslim prayers on “non-competence” grounds, indicating …

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The more Turkey is economically cornered, the ruder its “diplomacy” becomes

The inauguration of the renovated Greek Consulate in the coastal city of Izmir was anything but a well prepared show by Turkey to challenge Greece. Not only did they stage a “show of power” with Turkish aircraft; the chief of Turkish diplomacy dared challenged Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias who …

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Turkeys FM wants new chapter with Greece ties, berates ‘safe haven for criminals’

Turkey’s foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu called for a new chapter in diplomatic ties with Greece, but at the same time he berated the neighboring country for providing a safe haven for Turkish “criminals.” “The situation in our relations today is not to the benefit of our countries. Building trust is …

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Turkish Cypriot man arrested for alleged espionage for Cyprus

A man in Turkish-occupied  Cyprus has been arrested over alleged espionage for Greek Cyprus, Turkish media report on Wednesday. The man allegedly took pictures of Turkish soldiers at the port of Famagusta. According to daily Hurriyet, the “Turkish Cypriot police said they were intercepting the man, identified as Mehmet Besimoğlu, …

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Turkish jets violated Greece’s air space 47 times on a single day

Turkish fighter jets violated Greek national air space a total of 47 times on Tuesday and thus while the Hellenic Air Force was mourning for the death of pilot Major Nikolaos Vassiliou during the crash of a training aircraft. The violations took place over the northeast, central and southeast parts …

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Two Turkish commandos missing after released from custody in Greece

Two Turkish commandos who sought asylum in Greece over their alleged involvement in the failed coup against President Recept Tayyip Erdogan in July 2016 have allegedly gone missing from police custody. Their lawyer Stavroula Tomara claimed towards British newspaper The Times, that Helit Ctin and Fatih Arik may already be …

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