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Greek Navy NAVTEX restricts Navigation around 3 islands to prevent migrants’ influx

Greece is stepping up deterrence measures at the sea border to Turkey as the government expects the pressure at the Evros borders to be transferred to the northeast Aegean islands. The Greek Navy issued a Restricted Navigation Warning (NAVTEX) for the sea areas within the Greek territorial waters and for …

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Greece’s “priority is to reduce migration flows,”says Migration Minister

The government’s priority is to reduce migration flows to the Eastern Aegean islands, new Migration and Asylum Minister Notis Mitarakis said on Sunday while visiting islands in the eastern Aegean Sea. The new Migration Minister visited Samos and Lesvos in order to ease locals’ reactions to the planned closed accommodation …

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Turkey to grant licenses for exploration/drilling in accord with Libya agreement

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan continues his provocative activities in the East Mediterranean and said on Thursday that Turkey would start granting licenses for exploration and drilling in the eastern Mediterranean in 2020, in accord with a maritime agreement with Libya. He added that vessel Oruc Reis would begin seismic activities …

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Greek Defense Ministry dismisses “troops deployment on Aegean islands”

Greece’s Defense Ministry has dismissed reports on Greek websites that additional troops have been deployed on the islands of the Eastern Aegean Sea amid high tension with Turkey. “Recent posting on Greek websites that troops have been deployed to the islands of the Eastern Aegean Sea do not correspond to …

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Demilitarization of Aegean island: Greece tells Turkey to respect international law

Greece’s Foreign Ministry has urged Turkey to learn to respect the international law and to not arbitrarily interprets it. In a statement, the Ministry commented to Turkey’s Defense Ministry all on Greece to demilitarize the Aegean islands. Greek Foreign Ministry statement: “Since Turkey claims to respect good neighbourly relations, it …

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Turkey angers Greece short before PM Tsipras’ arrival on official visit

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras arrived in Turkish capital Ankara short before 4 o’ clock Tuesday afternoon. An hour before he is welcomed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in his monumental White Palace. The two-day visit of the Greek Prime Minister aims to ease tension between the two neighboring countries. …

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