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Athens: Over 5,500 policemen, traffic restrictions for November 17 Anniversary

Over 5,500 police officers are being deployed across Greek capital Athens for the events of November 17, when Greeks will honor the 49th anniversary Students’ Uprising against the military junta. The 3-day events start on Tuesday at the Athens Polytechnic School in downtown Athens next to the National Museum and …

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Greece deploys hundreds of policemen to Evros as tension with Turkey rises

Greece is deploying 300 to 400 officers from across the country to Evros river at the land border with Turkey to bolster local forces. These officers are members of riot police, crime combating units and border guards who will patrol mainly in Ferres, the Ardas river and in Tychero. At …

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Greek Defense Ministry dismisses “troops deployment on Aegean islands”

Greece’s Defense Ministry has dismissed reports on Greek websites that additional troops have been deployed on the islands of the Eastern Aegean Sea amid high tension with Turkey. “Recent posting on Greek websites that troops have been deployed to the islands of the Eastern Aegean Sea do not correspond to …

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PM Tsipras calls on extra Gov’t Council meeting to explore tension in East Mediterranean

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras interrupted his pre-elections campaign on Sunday and called for an extraordinary meeting of the Government Council for Foreign Affairs and Defense (KYSEA). According to reports, the meeting will focus on developments in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea and Turkey’s drilling activities in the Exclusive Economic Zone of …

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Germany to deploy soldiers from Incirlik after Ankara’s insistence to deny access

Berlin has no choice but to withdraw the deployment of German soldiers from the strategic air base in Incirlik, in Southeast Turkey, German foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Monday. The statement comes during an official visit of the German foreign minister to Turkey and short after Prime Minister Binali …

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