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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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Turkish F-16 fly over the Aegean islet of Anthropofagoi (man-eaters)

Turkish fighter jets carried out a fresh round of overflights in the eastern Aegean on Wednesday. A formation of four F-16 aircraft flew over the islet of Athropofagoi at an altitude of 10,000 feet at 10:10 in the morning. The Turkish aircraft were intercepted by Greek jets in line with …

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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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Erdogan undermines each chance for dialogue, provokes with Varosha

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan does not miss a chance to undermine any dialogue with his neighboring countries. Turkey “will never take a step back” from its goals in the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean, Erdogan said on Thursday. Speaking about the “Blue Motherland” and the occupied North of Cyprus, Erdogan …

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Giant petrified trunk discovered on the island of Lemnos

The petrified trunk of a giant tree has been unearthed on the island of Lemnos in the eastern Aegean Sea. The log is believed to belong to a sequoia and is estimated to be 20 million year old an age similar to the Petrified Forest of Lesvos. The fossilized trunk …

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Greece is shielding its maritime borders with thermal cameras and radars

Greece is shielding all its maritime borders with thermal cameras and radars, that is in the Aegean and the Ionian Sea as well as off the island of Crete. “Our islands have a continental shelf and EEZ and we will defend our national rights,” Minister of Shipping and Islands Policy, …

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Aegean resumes flights to 6 foreign destinations from Thessaloniki on June 15

Aegean Airlines announced to resume direct flights from the city of Thessaloniki, northern Greece, to six destinations abroad as of June 15. Following a partial lifting on flight restrictions from Thessaloniki’s ‘Makedonia’ airport depending on the epidemiological profile of the destination countries, Aegean announced the resumption of direct flights to …

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