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Earthquake rattles with 4.2R Amorgos and Santorini islands

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.2 on the Richter scale struck between the islands of Santorini and Amorgos in the central Aegean Sea on Friday morning. The earthquake that rattled both island occurred at 10:49 local time. According to preliminary information by the Athens-based Institute of Geodynamics, the epicenter …

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Mitsotakis rules out joint Greek-Turkish exploitation of energy resources in the Aegean

If Turkey wishes to come closer to Europe and open itself to the West, Greek-Turkish dialog must resume, New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis said in an interview to ANT1 on Wednesday. The dialog will concern “a single and only difference [between us], that is the delimitation of the Exclusive Economic …

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“Earthquake Diplomacy” over: Turkey reiterates claims in the Aegean Sea

Famous “Earthquake Diplomacy” between Greece and Turkey did not last long – as not otherwise expected. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu brought back on the agenda the Turkish claims questioning the Greek sovereignty over islands in the Aegean Sea. In an interview on Monday, the Turkish FM said that there are …

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Gale-force winds disrupt sea traffic forcing ferries to remain docked

Gale-force winds of up to 9 Beaufort in the Aegean Sea have disrupted sea traffic, forcing ferries to remain docked on Tuesday Ferries going to the Cyclades and the Dodecanese remained docked at the port of Piraeus, while a sailing ban is in effect also for the ports of Rafina …

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Turkey’s MoD: “We won;t allow Greece to extend territorial waters beyond 6 n.m.”

Turkey will never allow Greece to extend its territorial waters beyond six nautical miles, Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said Monday, as he urged Athens to “keep away from trouble.” During a visit to Turkish Naval Forces Command, Akar said Turkey has a duty to defends its interests and rights in …

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Turkey’s FM warns Greece over territorial waters extension in the Aegean

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Wednesday warned Greece against extending its territorial waters in the Aegean Sea. Ankara “will not accept a fait accompli that has kept Turkey trapped in its coastline,” he stressed. “We will not allow [Greece] to extend its territorial waters in the Aegean by a …

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Turkish fighter jets conduct 72 violations of Greece’s airspace on a single day

Turkish fighter jets and other aircraft conducted a total of 72  violations of Greek airspace and infringement of the FIR Athens in less than 24 hours on Thursday.. According to Greek military sources, eight Turkish Air Force F-16s, three UAVs and two ATR-72 maritime patrol turbo-prop planes engaged in 72 …

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PM Mitsotakis calls on Erdogan to clarify if map claims “Turkey’s official policy”

Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis called on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to clarify his position with respect to the “antics of his junior coalition partner.” On a post on Twitter Mitsotakis asked Erdogan whether the map showing the islands of Crete, Rhodes, Lesvos, Chios and Samos, among others, are …

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Purple jellyfish numbers in relative decline, say Greek researchers

The number of dangerous purple jellyfish are now in relative decline as there have not been any recent reports of dense congregations, researchers at the Hellenic Center for Marine Research (ELKETHE) have said. Tentacles of purple jellyfish that can reach up to 2 meters, carry a very painful sting and …

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One more person rescued, 3 bodies recovered after migrants boat sank in Aegean

One person was rescued short before Wednesday midnight almost 24 hours after a boat carrying migrants sank in the sea area off the island of Folegandros. The man from Egypt was 20 hours in the water before he was rescued and transferred to the hospital of neighboring Santorini. Meanwhile, the …

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No military alert in Evros and Aegean, says Greek government

Government sources said on Saturday evening that a report about Greek forces being placed on high alert at the land and sea borders for fear of a spike in migration flows from Turkey is not accurate. Citing “military sources, Friday evening and still on Saturday, media had reported that all …

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Powerful winds disrupt traffic in the Aegean Sea

Powerful north-eastern winds blowing with intensity of up to 8-9 Beaufort have caused disruption to maritime traffic in the Aegean Sea on Monday. According to state-run news agency amna disrupted are some ferry and catamaran commercial lines. The Agia Marina-Nea Styra ferry was not running on Monday. Catamaran ‘Flying Cat …

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Erdogan replaces “Aegean Sea” with “Sea of islands”

In a new first indicating an exacerbation of the incendiary rhetoric emanating from Ankara, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan referred to the Aegean Sea by the name “Sea of Islands,” while reiterating claims of “provocations” in the eastern Mediterranean, referring indirectly to renewed Greek-Turkish tensions in recent days. Erdogan’s remarks …

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