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Greek FM Dendias: “Turkey has become a travel agency for jihadists”

“Turkey has become a travel agency for jihadists, transports them to several areas of tension in the broader area,” Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said during a meeting with visiting Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov. Dendias was referring Turkey’s “export” to Syria and Nagorno-Karabakh. He stressed that Turkey has neo-ottoman expansion …

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Erdogan: “Turkey could release ISIS militants, send them to Europe”

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Europeans that “Turkey could release all the ISIS  prisoners and send them to Europe, together with millions of refugees and migrants.” Erdogan’s threats are Turkey’s response to the EU sanctions over Cyprus. Speaking to reporters before his visit to the United States, Erdogan also said …

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Greek authorities on high alert for jihadists escaping from Syrian prisons

Greek security officials have been placed on high alert due to concerns that Islamic State jihadists who have escaped from North Syrian prison may seek their repatriation in Europe, using Greece as a bridge. In cooperation with the Europol, the Greeks will try to tighten security in the country’s land …

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Greek court hands 15-year sentences to suspected jihadists with refugee status

A Greek court on Friday handed 15-year prison sentences to two suspected jihadists with Swedish passports trying to enter Turkey carrying combat items, a local justice source said. The suspects’ lawyer said the men, who have refugee status in Sweden, would appeal against the sentence. They will remain incarcerated until …

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USS Harry S. Truman docks in Crete, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower takes over fight against Islamic State (video)

The USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier arrived in Crete in the early morning hours of Tuesday and docked at the Souda base,  giving its 5,500 crew members a Greek island break after seven months at sea and over 2,000 missions launched against Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria. …

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UPD: Belgium seeks extradition of Algerian man arrested in Greece

UPDATE: Belgian authorities requested the extradition of a Algerian man who was among the detainees, Greek media reported Sunday evening. According to Euronews, Belgian authorities had said that there was no connection between the man and the mastermind of the foiled terror plot in Vervries, they later asked the Greeks …

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