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Greece’s President visits Agathonisi, Turkey claims “islands is ours”

The President of the Hellenic Republic, Katerina Sakellaropoulou, visited the remote island of Agathonisi in the northernmost of the Dodecanese in the eastern Aegean Sea. The visit triggered the usual yet baseless Turkish claims that “the island belongs” to Turkey and “it is occupied by Greece.” “Greece is historically seeking …

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“Agathonisi is Turkish island under illegal Greek occupation” claims Ankara

Turkey has …lost it. Trying to find an excuse for the inexcusable it claims that Greek prime Minister Alexis Tsipras flew to a Turkish island Agathonisi on Monday and therefore its fighter jets harassed his helicopter. The official Turkish position on the unprecedented incident is that “there was no harassment.” …

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Turkish F-16s harass helicopter carrying PM Tsipras to Agathonisi

Turkish fighter jets harassed the helicopter carrying Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to the remote island of Agathonisi in north Dodecanese. The jets forced the helicopter of the Greek Air Force to fly at low attitude until they were intercepted by Greek F-16s. Tsipras was visiting the small island in the …

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Victims’ relatives protest alleged “Coast Guard negligence” in Agathonisi shipwreck

Protesters gathered in Syntagma Square in downtown Athens on Wednesday in order to denounce what they call “criminal negligence of the Greek Coast Guard” during the tragic boat incident off Agathonisi in March. Sixteen people, among them several children, lost their lives when a boat carrying migrants and refugees capsized. …

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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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