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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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Tsipras warns Turkey in the Aegean, says the issue of Greek soldiers will be raised by EU in Varna

The issue of the two Greek soldiers will be raised in the meeting  between EU top officials with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Varna on March 26, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Friday in Brussels. According to media, EU President Donald Tusk and Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker have …

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Sailing ban from Port of Piraeus due to powerful winds in the Aegean

Piraeus port authorities have banned the sailing of ferry boats towards the islands of the Aegean Sea due to the powerful winds blowing in intensity up to 9 Beaufort. The sailing ban affects ferry boats from the Port of Piraeus and is valid from 12 noon until at least 6 …

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Tsipras to broach Turkey’s aggression, Greek soldiers issue at EU Summit

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, in concert with Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades, intends to raise the issue of Turkey’s provocative actions in the Aegean and Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) during the European leaders’ summit meetings in Brussels on Thursday and Friday, government sources said on Wednesday.  According to AthensNewsAgency, the …

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Five Aegean islands seek to cancel “geographic restrictions for refugees and migrants”

The geographical restriction imposed on refugees and migrants who arrived in Greece after the EU-Turkey Statement on the islands of the northern Aegean, violates the principle of human dignity, the alleged need to apply it is not substantiated, representatives of the Bar Associations in Chios, Lesvos, Rhodes, Kos and Samos, …

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Tsipras speaks on the phone with Merkel about Turkey’s aggression in the Aegean & FYROM name issue

  Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Tuesday spoke on the phone with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. They discussed developments relating to the negotiations on the FYROM name issue, the provocative Turkish activity in the Aegean, Turkey’s relations with the European Union and its obstruction of exploratory drilling for fossil fuels …

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Tension in Imia: Turkish Coast Guard rams patrol boat of Greek Coast Guard

A vessel of the Turkish Coast Guard has rammed a Greek Coast Guard patrol boat in the sea area of Imia. The Greek vessel suffered significant damages. The unprecedented incident occurred a quarter before Monday midnight. According to military affairs website millitaire.gr, Turkish Coast Guard vessel UMUT rammed the Greek …

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