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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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USAFE F-15E lands safely in Larissa after losing canopy during flight

An USAFE F-15E fighter jet was able to land safely at the Larissa Air Base in central Greece after a mishap during a NATO exercise dubbed Operation Castle Ford. According to local media, the F-15E lost its canopy over an unpopulated area of Kozani, western Macedonia and sought permission for …

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Turkey “denies” overflight permit to aircraft with Greek FM flying Baghdad-Athens

Turkey delayed to grant overflight permission to the Greek government airplane carrying Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias from Baghdad to Athens and kept the aircraft in the air circulating for an additional 20 minutes over the Iraqi-Turkish borders on Wednesday night. According to media reports, the airplane requested clearance from Turkish …

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At least 12 dead when migrants boat sinks off Paxos island in Ionian Sea

The bodies of 12 people have been recovered from the sea after a boat carrying migrants sank 13 nautical miles south-west of the island of Paxos in the Ionian Sea short after 9 o’ clock on Saturday morning. Twenty-one  migrants have been rescued, so far. It is not known how …

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Moria: Shockingly vulgar verbal attack by policeman at elderly migrant (video)

Recorded footage with the disgraceful swearing and bulling against an elderly migrant woman in the camp of Moria on the island of Lesvos has been widely circulating on social and mainstream media and websites on Saturday. Many Greek declare that they feel utterly “ashamed.” The scene takes place after the …

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Turkish warships harass Cypriot fishing boat in international waters

Two Turkish warships harassed a Cypriot fishing boat on Thursday and forced it back to Cyprus after threatening to arrest the crew, media report. The Cyprios fishing boat belonging to the company ‘Ta Psarokaika’ on Thursday, while the vessel was in international waters, company head Aristos Aristeidou told Cyprus News …

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Turkey claims “commandos have removed the Greek flag from an Aegean islet”

The official Ankara claims the Turkish Coast Guard has illegally landed on a Greek islet in the eastern Aegean Sea and took down a Greek flag. Speaking to reporters in Istanbul, Turkish prime minister Binali Yildirim said “There was an attempt to plant a Greek flag on an uninhabited rocky …

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Greek forces fire warning shots at Turkish helicopter on low flight over Ro island

One more serious incident of increasing Turkish provocation: A Turkish Coast Guard helicopter flew low over the Greek small island of Ro in the south-east Aegean Sea on Monday night. Greek ground forces had to fire warning shots in the air before it left. According to state broadcaster ERT, the …

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Greek police arrests attacker at Iranian embassy incident

Greek police arrested an Iranian national who stabbed an embassy staff member  in Psychiko suburb of North Athens last week.  Police arrested the 47-year-old man in Keratsini suburb of Piraeus on April 1st, five days after the attack. The man claimed towards police that he was hearing “God’s voice telling …

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Incident at Greece -Turkey borders, Greeks arrest one Turkish citizen

Greek soldiers arrested a Turkish citizen who illegally entered the country through the border crossing of Kastanies. Turkish soldiers fired in the air the prevent 3 Turks from entering Greece. According to preliminary media information, the three Turkish citizens tried to enter Greece on foot in the early morning hours …

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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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Ugly incident: Aegean Airlines removes 2 Israeli Arabs from plane bowing to passengers’ demands

Israeli passengers on a Aegean Airlines flight from Greece to Israel forced the cabin crew to remove two Israeli Arabs from the flight before allowing it to take off. The incident occurred at Athens airport on Monday night, when some 70 Jewish Israeli passengers decided that the two Israeli Arab …

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