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Turkey continues its lunatic rhetoric and accusations against Greece

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Tuesday that Greece continues with its “provocative actions”, despite Turkey’s efforts to ease tensions. He accused Greece for “two-faced” diplomacy, for “deceit and hypocrisy,”Turkish state-run news agency anadolu reported.. “Despite all our well-intentioned efforts, unfortunately, our neighbor Greece continues to increase the tension …

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Diplomatic incident between Greek MPs and Turkish Defense Minister at NATO meeting

Τones went high and tension between the Turkish Defense Minister and Greek MPs prevailed with the Minister to leave  the NATO meeting fuming. The serious diplomatic incident took place during the NATO Parliamentary Assembly Committee in Istanbul on Tuesday. “Demilitarize the islands” the MoD said. “You have no right to …

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Akar warns Greece not to test Turkey’s patience

Greece should refrain from testing Turkey’s patience with provocations, including with a threat to extend its territorial waters in the Aegean, Turkey’s defense minister warned on Saturday. Speaking to a group of journalists in Ankara, Hulusi Akar also said Turkey wanted to resolve disputes with neighbor and fellow NATO member …

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Greek and Turkish officials to meet in Ankara for talks, says Turkish MoD

Turkish and Greek officials will meet in the capital Ankara in the coming days to address issues that have led to rising tensions, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Friday morning. “We try to solve problems with these [kinds of] meetings. Our work continues in this direction,” Akar said. …

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US think tank: Concerns over new military coup in Turkey

A US think tank report on Turkey’s foreign policy has caused controversy in the country after it suggested a new military coup attempt was plausible and that the Turkish defense minister was extremely close to the US military. The report by prominent think tank RAND Corporation alleges that the Turkish …

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Turkey demands demilitarization of 16 Greek islands

Turkey’s challenges towards Greece have no end with Ankara adding a new claim and a point of dispute each and every day. This time the demilitarization of Greek islands was put on the agenda. Defense Minister Hulusi Akar demanded that 16 Greek islands in the Aegean Sea should be demilitarized. …

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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 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’s Chief of General Staff threatens Greece over the Aegean

Chief of General Staff Hulusi Akar has threatened Greece not to make “miscalculations”  in the Aegean and warned that Turkey can simultaneously conduct operations in the South [Syria] and the West [Greece] of the country. “We can conduct operations in Afrin [in northwest Syria]. We can conduct operations in [Turkey’s] …

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