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Erdogan vows to drill off Crete

Referring to a map that essentially ignores the presence Greek islands such as Karpathos, Rhodes, Kasos, and obliterates Kastelorizo, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has outlined the sea area which he claims as Turkey’s “continental shelf” and where he said his country would “soon” conduced seismic surveys and begin drilling …

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Greece, Israel & Cyprus sign “historical” Cooperation Agreement on Energy

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Cypriot President Nikos Anastasiades came together to Nicosia and signed a joint cooperation declaration that has been hailed by the three leaders as “historical”.  The three leaders pledged closer cooperation in seven fields: energy, tourism, research and technology, environment, …

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Mahmoud Abbas thanks Greece for Palestinian vote at UN

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas thanked Greece and expressed his deep gratitude to the Greek government for its “brave decision” to vote in favor of the request by the Palestinian Authority to win an upgraded status at the United Nations. In an announcement transmitted to Greek government through the diplomatic mission of …

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Israeli President Shimon Peres to Visit Athens in August

Israeli President Shimon Peres will pay a historic visit to Greece in August, online daily Proto Thema exclusively reported citing diplomatic sources. Peres’ visit, the first official visit of an Israeli President to Athens,  follows the visit of Greek President Karolos Papoulis to Israel in July 2011. Peres will meet his …

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Israeli Naval Exercise in Greece “Sours” Turkey

Israeli warships will launch a naval exercise with real ammunition in Greek territorial waters on July 18, 2012. The exercise will take place in the north of the island of Milos (Kyclades) in the Agean Sea. Only Israeli warships will perform the exercise at the ‘shotting area’ Karavia (Milos/Myrtoo Sea), …

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Greece, Israel, US jointly excercise in SE Mediterranean Sea

If you sail in the south-east Mediterranean Sea and you see some military vessels coming towards you, don’t panic! It’s just a joint naval military exercise between Greece, Israel and the USA. The exercise is called Noble Dina 11 and is taking place April 3-14, 2011. According to portal MilitaryPhotos …

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Italian MV Explora ‘exploited’ by Turkey, urges Greece to protest Démarche

Boiling from anger and seeing with envy the Greek-Israeli rapprochement , it seems that our friend and neighbor Turkey is keen to create new conditions in the Aegean Sea and Eastern Mediterranean Sea – it jumps  young and boldly  there where it is not asked to be. Not only a Turkish frigate …

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Greek PM’s Historical Visit to Israel

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou pays  a two-day visit to Israel and the Palestinian Territories, carrying out the first visit by a Greek prime minister to Israel since three decades.  Among the issues to be discussed during the visit is the situation in Gaza and ways to find a final a …

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Piri Reis: the Naval Ship that makes Greeks Angry

 The “Piri Reis” has not entered in the Greek continental shelf, said National Defence Minister Evangelos Venizelos and sent Turkey the  message  that “in any case it will be done what’s necessary.” Piri Reis, the Turkish naval research ship, has done it again. It has started to carry out ‘seismic research  …

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Greece monitors Turkish Vessel in Northern Agea Sea – seeks Explanation

Greece says it has asked Turkey to explain the presence of a Turkish naval research vessel in the northern Aegean Sea. A Foreign Ministry statement released Wednesday says the “Cesme” hydrographic and oceanographic vessel is outside Greek waters, between Thrace and the island of Samothraki. But it says the vessel …

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Historical Orphanage to return to Ecumenical Patriachate

   Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan highlighted the further boosting of Greek-Turkish relations in talks he held with Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou in Istanbul on Wednesday, on the sidelines of a SouthEast European Cooperation Process (SEECP) summit.    Erdogan mentioned the importance of the implementation of the agreements signed during …

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Emine Erdogan helps Greek Economy

The wife of Turkish Prime Minister, Emine Erdogan, goes shopping in noble suburb Kolonaki. According to Greek Media she buys 7 pairs of High Heels within 45 minutes. The bill sums up to 983 Euros. She asks for reduction. She gets only 15% because shop rents in Kolonaki are high. …

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