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Turkey rejects third request to release the two Greek soldiers

A court in Edirne, North-West Turkey, has rejected the third petition to release the two Greek soldiers in custody in high security prison and without pressed charges on the 84th consecutive day. The court rejected the petition filed by the soldiers’ lawyers with the argument they had no permanent residence …

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Turkey’s Chief of General Staff threatens Greece over the Aegean

Chief of General Staff Hulusi Akar has threatened Greece not to make “miscalculations”  in the Aegean and warned that Turkey can simultaneously conduct operations in the South [Syria] and the West [Greece] of the country. “We can conduct operations in Afrin [in northwest Syria]. We can conduct operations in [Turkey’s] …

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Turkish servicemen want asylum and travel documents to leave Greece

The eight Turkish servicemen who fled to Greece after the failed coup in summer 2016, want asylum and travel documents so they can leave the country and move to a country of their choice, their lawyers said on Wednesday. In a press conference, the lawyers said it was a necessity …

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#TAMAM Erdogan’s Enough!-Challenge backfires, millions Turks tell him to go

Turkish President Recep Tayyiyp Erdogan had obviously not thought much when he challenged the Turkish people saying “If one day our nation says ‘enough,’ then we will step aside.” The magic sentence with the crucial key word “Enough” – Tamam in Turkish- was spoken out during his speech in the …

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Greece grants political asylum to 2nd Turkish serviceman

The Greek Asylum Committee has granted political asylum to the second Turkish serviceman, one of the 8 who fled to Greece on a helicopter, after the failed coup in summer 2016. The man is expected to be released from custody soon. Last week, another Turkish serviceman, the co-pilot of the …

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Greek FM: Turkey’s bid to “legitimize illegal territorial claims against international law”

Turkey’s efforts to legitimize “illegal” claims on Greek sovereign territory are doomed to fail because they’re contrary to international law, Greece’s Foreign Minister, Nikos Kotzias, said on Monday during his visit to Cyprus. he said that Turkey has submitted a document to the United Nations containing “erroneous positions” regarding Greek …

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Turkish Cargo rams Greek Gunboat “Armatolos” off Lesvos

Turkish cargo ship KARMATE rammed Greek gunboat “Armatolos” despite warnings it was on collision course. The incident took place at 4 o’ clock Friday morning  South-East off Lesvos within Greek territorial waters. The Turkish-flagged ship had deviated form its original course and fled into Turkish territorial waters. The gunboat was …

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Greek court sentences Turkish citizen to imprisonment and fine

A Greek court sentenced the Turkish municipality worker to 5 months imprisonment suspended for three years and a fine of 1,5000 euros for illegally crossing into Greece while driving an excavator on Wednesday. The 38-year-old said he accidentally crossed into Greece when he was trying to install irrigation pipes. The …

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Majority of Greeks consider Govt’ policies towards Turkey is wrong

The policies of the Greek government toward Turkey have failed to find broad support among Greek citizens with an overwhelming majority of the public believing that it should continue dialogue with Ankara, a survey has revealed. According to a recent poll conducted by the Greek-based research institution Public Issue, more …

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Police arrests Turkish municipality worker for illegally entering Greece on a

Greece’s border police and army arrested a Turkish citizen who illegally entered Greece driving a work vehicle. The man accidentally cross into Greece, while he was supposed to conduct some work in the border area, Turkish media report. The incident took place on Wendesday afternoon at the border crossing of …

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UPD Racist graffiti sprayed on Orthodox church wall in Istanbul

Racist graffiti has been written on the wall of the Armenian Surp Takavor Church in Istanbul’s Kadıköy district, weekly newspaper Agos has reported. Graffiti reading “This homeland is ours” was inscribed on the wall and a pile of trash was also dumped in front of the church’s door. Upon examination …

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Turkish hackers attack website of Greece’s Athens News Agency

The website of Greece’s Athens News Agency was hacked at 11 o’ clock Monday night. An uploaded message  in Turkish and English has the content on the home page of the Greek state news agency disappear. The message had a clear reference to the eight Turkish soldiers who fled to …

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Greece sends additional police to land border with Turkey due to sharp rise of refugees

Greece has rushed to reinforce its land border with Turkey as fears mount over a sharp rise in the number of refugees and migrants crossing the frontier. Police patrols were augmented as local authorities said the increase in arrivals had become reminiscent of the influx of migrants on the Aegean …

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Turkey slams Juncker over release of two Greek soldiers

Turkey’s Foreign Ministry on April 26 rejected a statement by EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on the detention of two Greek soldiers in Turkey.  “With these remarks … EU authorities lose their credibility and reliability day by day,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said in a statement. Aksoy’s remarks came …

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Turkish court rejects 3. release request by the two Greek soldiers

A Turkish court rejected the third release requested submitted by  the lawyers of the two Greek soldiers in custody in high security prison for 55th consecutive days. For the time being the prosecutor has not raised charges against the soldiers who accidentally entered into Turkish soil on March 1st. The …

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Greece rebukes Turkey: Soldiers’ exchange “unacceptable”, peaceful coexistence “possible not just in words”

“Statements about the peaceful coexistence of our peoples are important and valuable when accompanied by deeds,” Greek President Prokopis Pavlopopoulos said on Sunday commenting on  Turkish counterpart Erdogan who called on “peace with Greece.” Furthermore, Pavlopoulos ruled out an exchange between the two Greek soldiers in Turkish custody and the …

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Greece’s top court releases one of 8 Turkish soldiers “under strict restrictions”

Greece’s top court, the Council of State, released one out of eight Turkish soldiers who had fled to Greece with a stolen helicopter after the failed coup in summer 2016. The soldier and helicopter co-pilot Süleyman Özkaynakçı, has been set free under strict restrictions. The man had previously applied for …

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