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Turkey deports Greek journalist Evangelos Aretaios

Turkey has expelled Greek journalist Evangelos Aretaios, a correspondent of media group RealNews from the country and forbid him to enter the country again, for reasons of “public order.” Aretaios who had lived and worked for eight years in Istanbul until 2007, was visiting on and off Turkey for   of …

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Turkish fighter jets conduct 72 violations of Greece’s airspace on a single day

Turkish fighter jets and other aircraft conducted a total of 72  violations of Greek airspace and infringement of the FIR Athens in less than 24 hours on Thursday.. According to Greek military sources, eight Turkish Air Force F-16s, three UAVs and two ATR-72 maritime patrol turbo-prop planes engaged in 72 …

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Turkish Coast Guard harasses rescue boat inside Greek territorial waters (video)

The captain of a Turkish Coast Guard vessel carried out dangerous maneuvers within Greek territorial waters around a Greek rescue boat near Leros island, the Shipping and Island Policy Ministry said on Wednesday. The incident occurred on Monday (July 25) off Farmakonissi, North-East of Leros in the East Aegean Sea, …

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Turkish drill ship to start hydrocarbon exploration in Mediterranean on Aug 9

Turkey’s Abdulhamid Han drill ship will set off from the port city of Mersin to begin hydrocarbon exploration in the Mediterranean Sea, the country’s energy minister Fatih Donmez said late Tuesday. “We will send this ship off to its first mission from Mersin on Aug. 9,” Donmez said in a …

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U.S. House backs measure that would restrict sale of F-16s to Turkey

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved legislation that would create a new hurdle for President Joe Biden’s plan to sell F-16 fighter jets to Turkey. The House approved the measure, offered by Democratic Representatives Frank Pallone and Chris Pappas, as an amendment to the annual National Defense Authorization …

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US lawmakers table amendment to block sale of F-16s to Turkey

A bipartisan group of US legislators have filed amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would prevent the sale of F-16 fighter jets to Turkey if Ankara continues its territorial overflights and air space violations in the Aegean. The amendment was submitted to Congress at the initiative of …

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Erdogan to meet with Biden at NATO Summit, rules out talks with Mitsotakis

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will be meeting with US counterpart Joe Biden on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Madrid later on Tuesday or on Wednesday, he told reporters on Tuesday morning. He ruled out the possibility of holding any talks with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who …

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