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Imia “territorial waters and airspace are exclusively under Turkish sovereignty, says Foreign Ministry

In a delirium out of control, the Turkish Foreign Ministry launched a fierce attack against the European Union, Greece and Cyprus after the Commission report 2018. In an completely unacceptable and  provocative statement, Ankara claims that the islets of Imia “their territorial waters and airspace above them are exclusively under …

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Ankara claims “not doubt about Turkish sovereignty” over Imia islets

“The legal status of Imia is firmly established. Greek sovereignty over Imia is a given and beyond doubt,” Greek Foreign Ministry said on Saturday commenting on an unbelievable statement by the Turkish Foregin Ministry that raises …objections that the Imia islets in the Aegean are included in the “Natura 2000” …

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Turkey claims it worries about Greek FM Kotzias’ “non peaceful behavior”

The Turkish Foreign Ministry’s spokesman Hami Aksoy expressed concern early on Feb. 17 about the Greek foreign minister’s remarks regarding the Greek’s attitude towards Turkey. In a statement posted on the website of the Turkish Foreign Ministry, Aksoy said that Greek Minister Nikos Kocias’ statement, which he gave to a …

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Greece considers seeking compensation from Turkey for damaged patrol boat

Greece is considering seeking compensation from Turkey for the minor damages caused to the Coast Guard vessel after it was rammed by a Turkish patrol boat near the islets of Imia at around midnight on Monday. “We are considering whether the Turks will have to pay [for the damage],” he was …

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Commission President Juncker takes a clear position on Imia incident

After a first European Union reaction, on Tuesday, at the peak of the Imia crisis between Greece and Turkey, the European commission finally came to its senses and took clear position in favor of the European Union member, Greece. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has said “I am “strictly against …

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Greece describe Turkish threats as “contemptible statements”

The Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, A. Yennimatas, stressed the following in response to a journalist’s question concerning statements made, regarding Imia, by an advisor to the Turkish President: “Contemptible statements such as these that came from the advisor to the Turkish President are foreign to European political …

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Erdogan’s top adviser threatens to “break the legs” of Greece’s PM or any Minister who steps on Imia

Chief advisor of Turkish President Erdogan, Yigit Bulut, has threatened Greece over the disputed islet of Imia in the Eastern Aegean Sea. “Athens will face the wrath of Turkey worse than that in Afrin,” Bulut said in a Television show of a private network. “We will break the arms and …

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Did Turkish Coast Guard prohibit Greek Defense Minister from approaching Imia?

Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammos sailed to the islet of Imia on Sunday to pay respect to the three Greek pilots lost their lives when an Augusta Bell Helicopter fell into the sea during the Imia conflict on 28 Janaurary 1996. Officials pictures  and videos released by the defense Ministry …

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Turkish coast guard boat bumps on Greek Navy gunboat off Imia islet

A patrol boat of the Turkish Coast Guard bumped on gunboat “Nikiforos” of the Greek Navy  off the islet of Imia in the eastern Aegean Sea on Wednesday. Nikiforos was on routine patrol near the islet, Ankara claims it belongs to Turkey. The incident occurred in the Greek territorial waters. …

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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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