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Turkey closes the Straits for all foreign warships

Turkey has warned all riparian and non-riparian countries not to pass warships through its Bosporus and Dardanelles Straits, Foreign Minister Mevlut Çavuşoglu said on Monday evening. Yet Cavusoglu reiterated that Turkey cannot block all Russian warships accessing the Black Sea due to a clause in the pact exempting those returning …

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Turkey detains 10 ex admirals over statement on Bosporus Straits Treaty

Turkish authorities on Monday detained 10 former admirals after a group of more than 100 retired top navy officers issued a midnight statement that government officials tied to Turkey’s history of military coups. Among the detainees is reportedly also Cem Gurdeniz, the mastermind of Turkey’s controversial “Blue Homeland” doctrine. The …

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Joseph Schulte, the first vessel that used Ukraine’s Black Sea corridor, is heading to Piraeus port

Container ship Joseph Schulte, the first vessel that used Ukraine’s Black Sea corridor is crossing through Turkey’s Bosporus Straits, is heading to the pot of Piraeus, state broadcaster ERT reported on Saturday. The Joseph Schulte, carrying 2,114 containers with 30,000 tons of cargo, ERT added. Yesterday it arrived early in …

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Turkey raises again issue to “renegotiate the Lausanne Treaty” of 1923

For one more time, Turkey raised the issue of negotiating anew the Lausanne Treaty of 1923 that set out the borders of modern Turkey with its neighbors, including Greece. Enegy Minister Fatih Donmez claimed that the conditions of 1923 do not exist anymore and therefore the Treaty should be reviewed …

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Standoff in the Aegean with Turkey demanding demilitarization of Greek islands

Turkey issues two navigation notices (NAVTEX) late on Tuesday demanding the demilitarization of three Greek islands. Greek and Turkish Navy forces are in standoff near the island of Kastellorizo due to the activities of Turkish seismic vessel Oruc Reis. At the same time, Ankara has leaked to the press that …

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Sea traffic disrupted, many ferries docked as winds blow with up to 10 Beaufort

Sea traffic has been disrupted and many ferries remain docked at Greece’s ports due to stormy North-East winds blowing with intensity of up to 9 and even 10 Beaufort. The schedule of passenger ferry “Dionysios Solomos” from the port of Piraeus to the west islands of the Cyclades was cancelled …

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Ancient Greece: Underwater research reveals port of Battle of Salamis 480 BC

Archaeological underwater research in the east coast of the island of Salamina revealed part of the port where the fleet of the alliance of the Greek-city states had gathered before the legendary Battle of Salamis against the Persian empire in 480 BC. The battle of Salamis is one of the …

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Greece -Turkey: tension is high as Ankara tries to conduct research in Cyprus EEZ

A new tension is high between the arch rivals and close neighbors on the west and east of the Aegean Sea, as Turkey is staging one provocation after the other, playing the game the country knows very well: claiming rights in the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Reason for …

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WSJ: a glorifying win-win portrait for Greek PM Antonis Samaras

There are moments in my life when the only comment that comes in my mind is “whatever…”. That’s what I also thought when I read this article at Wall Street Journal. Researcher and historian Stan Draenos glorifyies Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras with striking argumentation like “determination,  effective governance and …

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Greek Media: Russian Warships Entered the Aegean Sea on Syria Mission

Citing Greek military sources, Greek media reported on Tuesday, that four Russian warships are sailing through the Aegean Sea to the Eastern Mediterranean. Two amphibious ships from the Russian Black Sea Fleet, the CAESAR KUNIKOV and the NIKOLAI FILCHENKOV, and two tug-boats SHAKHTAR and OKHTENSKY  passed through the Turkish Straits this morning …

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