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Greek FM sharply criticizes Erdogan defending airspace violations

The Greek Foreign Ministry sharply criticized Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday for his comments about flights of the Greek Air Force over the Aegean. “Whenever Greek military aircraft takes off in the Aegean, Turkish jets will follow suit,” Erdogan said during an interview with private broadcaster Haberturk. Equating …

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Northern Aegean seabed conceals 19 active seismic faults, scientists say

The seabed of the Aegean Sea between the islands of Skyros, Lesvos and Aghios Efstratios conceals 19 active seismic faults measuring over seven kilometres each, which can generate strong earthquakes from 6.1 to 7.4 Richter. Eight of them can also cause strong quakes over 7.0 on the Richter scale. According …

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Very High Risk of Fire for several Greek regions, islands in Aegean & Ionian Sea

Several regions across Greece’s mainland as well as islands in the Aegean and the Ionian Sea are at Very High Risk of Fires on Friday, August 10th 2018.  According to a statement issued by the country’s Civil Protection Agency, Very High Risk (Level 4) and High Risk (Level 3) of …

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Turkey claims to have increased security in the Aegean “fearing Greek provocation”

Turkey is increasing its security in the tiny part of the Aegean Sea within its territorial waters in fact without apparent reason. State news agency Anadolu said on Thursday that the Turkish Navy deployed a frigate and two gun boats in the Aegean and ordered them to be on alert …

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Earthquake 4.7 R rattles the Cyclades and the Dodecanese

An earthquake measuring 4.7 on Richer scale stroke the South Aegean Sea at 06:56 p.m. on Tuesday and rattled the islands of the Cyclades group and the Dodecanese. The epicenter was in the sea area 21 km North-West off the island of Astypalaia and South-East off the island of Amorgos. …

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Turkish FM Cavusoglu claims “Sea borders in the Aegean not clearly delineated”

For one more time, Ankara disputed the sea borders between Greece and Turkey. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu claimed late on Wednesday that the sea borders in the Aegean Sea were not clearly delineated. “The sovereignty of some islands and rocky islands and the sea borders around them in the Aegean …

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Migrant boat capsizes in the Aegean, 16 dead among them several children

A far-reaching tragedy with migrants and refugees occurred on Saturday morning in the sea area off ​​Poros, in the southeast of  the island of Agathonisi, Dodecanese. A wooden boat carrying people from Turkey to Greece capsized causing the death of at least 14 people, among them several children. Two women …

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Rough sea in the Aegean: Tough journeys for ferry crews and passengers (video, pictures)

When strong winds are blowing in the Aegean Sea, the ferry and ship crews, the captains and the dock workers at the ports of the Greek islands deserve a special credit for the tough job they do  under extreme weather conditions. But also passengers often display a good portion of …

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Sailing with local passenger ship in the Cyclades by 9 Beaufort (video)

Passengers and crew of ship “Artemis” had a hard time due to the gale strong winds blowing in the Aegean Sea with an intensity of up to 9 Beaufort. The vessel operating among the island group of Cyclades was sailing from the island of Milos to Kimolos, Folegandros, Sikinos, Ios, …

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Turkish coast guard boat bumps on Greek Navy gunboat off Imia islet

A patrol boat of the Turkish Coast Guard bumped on gunboat “Nikiforos” of the Greek Navy  off the islet of Imia in the eastern Aegean Sea on Wednesday. Nikiforos was on routine patrol near the islet, Ankara claims it belongs to Turkey. The incident occurred in the Greek territorial waters. …

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Meteo Warning: Extreme weather to strike Greece, forecast Jan 10-16/2018

The Greek National Meteorological Service (EMY) has issued a weather warning as the extreme weather front coming from Italy is expected to strike Greek in the next hours. the weather front will bring strong rainfalls, thunderstorms and snow. The weather deterioration is expected in two waves, one on Wednesday night …

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12 crew members rescued after cargo “Little Seyma” run aground in stormy Aegean weather

A big operation is underway to rescue 12 crew members of cargo vessel Little Seyma that run aground off the eastern coast of the islet of Tragonisi off the eastern tip of the island of Mykonos in the central Aegean Sea. Little Seyma – Tragonisi The vessel is reportedly stuck …

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Gov’t to hand out social aid €500-€2,100 to islanders as compensation for the VAT increase

An extraordinary social handout from 500 to 2,100 euros, depending on the family size and economic criteria, will be given to islanders in 2018 as a readjustment offset for the abolition of lower VAT scale applied on transactions on the Greek islands. On Tuesday, the government announced that VAT rates …

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Raving Turkish PM claims “132 islets in the Aegean are in dispute”

Less than 48 hours after the visit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Greece and Ankara made new claims about the islets in the Aegean Sea. “The status of 132 islets in the Aegean is gray,” Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said and added that “The Aegean Sea is not …

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Erdogan says he wants “borders change” and angers Greece before setting foot in Athens

Just hours before setting foot in Athens for a historical visit as the first Turkish President to come in 65 years, Recep Tayyip Erdogan angered Greece. In an interview, diplomatically unacceptable towards his host, Erdogan reiterated the steadfast Turkish claims to revise the Treaty of Lausanne and change the bilateral …

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