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Turkey’s Foreign Ministry calls on Greek President to “respect international law”

Of all countries Turkey is calling on the President of Greece, Prokopis Pavlopoulos to respect the international law. A statement by the Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said: “The Greek press has reported yesterday (6 March) that Mr. Pavlopoulos, President of Greece has made the following remarks about Turkey: …

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Greece FM rejects Albanian claims “Cham” issue included in bilateral talks

Greece’s Foreign Ministry strongly rejected claims by Albanian officials on Monday that the issue of Cham Albanians is being discussed between Greece and Albania as part of the bilateral talks to resolve open issues between the two countries. “We categorically refute statements by Albanian officials on the alleged inclusion of …

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UPD Two Greek pilots survive Kabul hotel attack, FM does not confirm death of another Greek

One Greek is reportedly among the 18 victims of the attack in Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul on Saturday, media quoted a relevant report by the BBC and therefore there is no more information about the identity of the Greek. Fourteen foreigners are confirmed to have died, along with four Afghans. …

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Turkey fuels tension with Greece with outrageous statements and actions

For one more time, Turkey has been fueling tension with Greece with a series of outrageous statements and actions. During a visit to North-East Greece, a Turkish Deputy Prime Minister claimed that the Muslim minority in Thrace were “Turkish citizens.” At the same time, Ankara sent a military helicopter over …

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“Greece supports Spain’s territorial integrity” says the Foreign Ministry

The foreign ministry said on Sunday Greece rejects unilateral actions by Catalonia to undermine Spain’s territorial integrity, in the wake of the region’s parliamentary vote to declare independence from Spain. “Greece supports Spain’s territorial integrity and rejects unilateral actions that undermine the country’s unity and the immutability of borders,” the ministry …

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Germany warns its citizens travelling to Turkey ‘they risk arrest’

Escalation of the diplomatic row between Berlin and Ankara ended in a clear message. Foreign   Minister Sigmar Gabriel warned German citizens that they risk arrest if they travel to Turkey. The German government on Friday warned citizens travelling to Turkey that they are at risk of arrest. Foreign Minister Sigmar …

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For one more time, Turkish authorities use Hagia Sophia as a mosque (video)

For one more time, Turkish authorities allowed Koran recitations and Ramadan prayers in Hagia Sophia Museum in Istanbul, challenging the religious sentiment of Greek Orthodox Christians around the world. The night prayers were broadcast live via the Turkish state broadcaster on June 21. It is the third attempt of such …

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Turkish EU Minister claims Greek Agathonisi island is … “Turkish land”

Turkish Minister  of European Affairs, Omer Celik, claimed on Wednesday that the Greek island of Agathonisi in the Aegean Sea was …”Turkish”. Speaking to a Turkish television channel, Celik  said  that Agathonisi “belongs to Turkey. It’s Turkish land.” Agathonisi is a small Greek island and municipality located at the northernmost …

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Greek Foreign Ministry starts to collect funds from NGOs for projects never materialized

Finally Greek Foreign Ministry started to collect back funds given to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) for aid projects that were never materialized. In a control project that started in January 2015 and investigated the time period from the year 2000 until 2010, the General Directorate of International Development Cooperation (Hellenic Aid) …

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Prosecutor raises charges against Greek FM officials for “illegal funding” of US-based Think-Tank

Corruption prosecutors in action raised felony charges former officials of the Greek Foreign Ministry and submitted the relevant file also to Parliament to investigate possible responsibility of former Foreign Minister George Papandreou. The charges refer to what it seems to be “illegal” funding to a foreign Non-governmental organization, an American …

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Greek Foreign Ministry Issues Travel Warning for Syria

Greek Foreign Ministry issued on Wednesday a travel advisory and asks Greeks to avoid travelling to Syria. Violence dramatically escalated on Wednesday night with at least 200 people killed after the assassination of the Defence Minister and two other top military officials. “Due to the rapid deterioration of the security situation in …

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Greek FM: Hot Line for Greeks in Japan – Travel Facilitations

Greek Foreign Ministry has opened a telephone hot line for Greeks residing in Japan. As the situation there is getting more and more alarming, the FM has conferred with airlines companies and has reserved airline tickets to facilitate Greeks who wish to repatriate but are unable to make the necessary …

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