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Turkey claims Greece should demilitarize the Aegean islands

Greece violates international law by arming Aegean islands, claimed Turkish National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar on Saturday, in an another provocative challenge to neighboring Greece. Speaking to Turkish state-run news agency Anadolu, Akar also called on his Greek counterpart to take necessary steps with regards to demilitarization of the Aegean …

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Turkey claims airspace violations in the Aegean are “legal”

Turkey has claimed that airspace violations in the Aegean are “legal” and “no threat to Greece.” Calling Turkish flights over Aegean “a threat” is incompatible to good neighborly ties, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in response to a Greek Foreign Ministry statement. This is the latest “war of words” between …

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Stormy winds up to 10-11 Beaufort force ferries to dock at Greek ports

Stormy winds up to 10 and locally up to 11 Beaufort have forced authorities to order ferries to remain docked at the ports of Piraaeus, Rafina and Lavrio on Tuesday, Jan 15th 2019. Schedules to the Cyclades and the Dodecanese islands and Crete have been cancelled since early Tuesday morning. …

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Greece’s wineries open cellars on European Wine Tourism Day, Nov 11

The wineries of the “Wine routes of Greece” along with hundreds of other European wineries will take part in the European Day of Wine Tourism on Sunday, November 11. The visitors of the Greek wineries will tour the vineyards, meet Greek wine producers, admire the landscape, tour the facilities and …

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“Turkey is a violator of International Law,” says Greece’s Foreign Ministry

Greece has rebuked Turkey after its Defense Minister Hulusi Akar claimed more or less that the sea area off South-East Crete belonged to Turkey’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). Ever since 1996 Turkey has been claiming that also the island of Gavdos is part of what it calls “grey zones” in …

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“Turkey will not tolerate fait accompli in Aegean or Mediterranean,” says Defense…

Turkey has taken all necessary measures if a decision is taken contrary to its rights and interests in the Aegean Sea, Turkish Defense Minister and former four-star general and Chief of Turkish General Staff, Hulusi Akar, said on Wednesday. Turkey will not tolerate any Greek fait-accompli in the Aegean or …

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Tasting event for Wines from the Aegean at Zappeio, Oct 21

Wine producers from the Aegean islands will present their wines to a wide audience of wine lovers and professional in downtown Athens on Sunday, October 21, 2018. Organizers of the wine tasting event are the regions of North and South Aegean and regional wineries. Visitors will have the possibility to …

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Tragedy in the Aegean: 4 dead, 30 missing when refugee boat sinks

The bodies of four people have been recovered and estimated 30 people are still missing twelve hours after a refugee boat sank in the sea area between the Turkish coast and the island of Chios. One woman was rescued because she wore a life jacket and managed to swim to …

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Erdogan threatens “no steps in Cyprus and Aegean without Turkey’s permission”

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan fired new salvos and threatened Greece and Cyprus to no proceed with energy drilling in the Aegean and the Mediterranean Sea. “Those who try to ignore us in Cyprus and the Aegean Sea are endangering their own presence,” he said during a speech at the …

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Energean drilling more wells at Epsilon oil field off North Greece

Development drilling is under way at Energean’s Epsilon oilfield development offshore northern Greece. Epsilon oil field is located in the north Aegean Sea. It was discovered in 2000 and developed by Energean Oil & Gas. It began production in 2010 and produces oil. The total proven reserves of the Epsilon …

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Greek FM: Turkey’s bid to “legitimize illegal territorial claims against international law”

Turkey’s efforts to legitimize “illegal” claims on Greek sovereign territory are doomed to fail because they’re contrary to international law, Greece’s Foreign Minister, Nikos Kotzias, said on Monday during his visit to Cyprus. he said that Turkey has submitted a document to the United Nations containing “erroneous positions” regarding Greek …

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Turkish F-16s harass helicopter transferring PM Tsipras in South Aegean

Turkish fighter jests harassed the Greek Air Force helicopter that was transferring Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and the Chief of General Staff Admiral Evaggelos Apostolakis to the islands of Kastellorizo, Ro and Rhodes early Tuesday afternoon. Claiming that the Chinook was flying in Turkish Air Space, the asked it to …

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“We are in undeclared war with Turkey over the Aegean” says Alternate Defense Minister Kouvelis

What was unofficial said a couple of days ago, now it seems to be the official position of Greece: we are in undeclared war with Turkey over the Aegean. This bombshell was dropped by Alternate Defense Minister Fotis Kouvelis asked to comment on the latest Turkish provocation in which Ankara …

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Turkey claims “commandos have removed the Greek flag from an Aegean islet”

The official Ankara claims the Turkish Coast Guard has illegally landed on a Greek islet in the eastern Aegean Sea and took down a Greek flag. Speaking to reporters in Istanbul, Turkish prime minister Binali Yildirim said “There was an attempt to plant a Greek flag on an uninhabited rocky …

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UPD Greek Mirage 2000 fighter jet crashes off Skyros island, pilot missing

A Mirage 2000-5 fighter jet of the Greek Air Force crashed in the sea area 9 nautical miles north-east of the island of Skyros in the Aegean Sea short at 12:15 Thursday noon. The pilot is missing. According to preliminary information, the Mirage 2000 was returning to the air base …

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