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Greece refutes reports claiming “islands demilitarization”

Greece categorically refuted on Wednesday Turkish media reports claiming the “demilitarization” of several Greek islands. Government spokesman Pavlos Marinakis called these demilitarization reports “fake news.” “We make this clear once more: there is absolutely no change of strategy regarding the distribution of forces and the defensive protection of the country,” …

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Amendment seeks additional US bases on Greek islands

An amendment to assess the potential for additional bases or an expanded US military presence specifically on Greek islands, has been passed at the US House of Representatives. This amendment comes in the context of the expanded defense cooperation agreement signed by the United States and Greece in October 2021, …

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1,130 migrants on 24 boats attempted to cross into Greek waters in 3 days

24 boats carrying a total of 1,130 migrants and refugees attempted to cross into Greek territorial waters in three days, from June 24 morning until June 27, Greek authorities from the Shipping Ministry said on Monday. The boats had left the western coast of Turkey and they attempted to enter …

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Young passengers on domestic flights to Greek islands with self-test only, says CAA

Greece’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) announced that young passengers aged 12-17 who travel to Greek islands from mainland airports on domestic flights can board by providing a negative self-test conducted within 24 hours before travel. The age group 12-17 is determined for  those born before 1. July 2009. Children below …

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