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Two men arrested on Rhodes, charged with espionage in favor of Turkey

Greek authorities have arrested two Greek men and charged them with espionage in favor of Turkey. They are accused of videotaping and taking pictures of warships and high- security installations such as military bases. One of the suspects works as secretary at the Turkish Consulate on the island of Rhodes. …

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Turkey to conduct firing exercise between Rhodes and Kastellorizo

Turkey ‘s authorities on Friday issued a navigation warning (NAVTEX) for firing exercises in the eastern Mediterranean, in an area between the Greek islands of Rhodes and Kastellorizo. Turkey announced that the live-fire navy exercises will take place on Dec. 9-10, just ahead of the European  Council where possible sanctions …

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Turkey extends Orus Reis activities off Rhodes, Kastellorizo until Oct 27

Turkey said late on Wednesday that it extended the operation of seismic survey vessel Oruc Reis and two other ships in a disputed area of the eastern Mediterranean until Oct. 27, in a move likely to further escalate tensions in the region. Two other vessels, the Ataman and Cengiz Han …

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Erdogan says “Turkey is boxed in” by the small Greek island of Kastellorizo

In the Eastern Mediterranean “they want to box us in on our shores with an island of 10 sq.km; this cannot happen.,” Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday. “In order to support our independence we have the opportunity to use both our diplomacy and our military power. That …

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Turkey threatens Greece over the remote island of Kastellorizo

For one more time, Turkey has threatened Greece claiming that Athens is changing the status of its own island. Ankara speaks of illegal militarization on Kastellorizo and claims of “illegitimate attempts to change the status of the island.” Turkey’s protest was reaction to footage in the Turkish media showing Greek …

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Turkey “eliminates” Greece’s Kastellorizo in effort to delineate its EEZ

Turkey escalates its provocations and inflammatory rhetoric towards Greece by claiming that Greek islands in the East Aegean Sea, in general, and the small island of Kastellorizo, in particular, do not have a continental shelf and therefore are partly within Greek territorial waters. It is the first time, Ankara explicitly …

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“Turkey should not even think to drill on Greek continental shelf,” warns Tsipras

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has warned Turkey about the possibility of conducting any drilling on the Greek continental shelf. Ankara should not even think of conducting drilling at the island of Kastellorizo, Tsipras said in an interview with state broadcaster ERT3. He added that Greece has a plan and “will …

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Tsipras in symbolic Kastellorizo: “We don’t negotiate, we don’t trade a span of soil”

Kastellorizo 23 April 2010 and 17 April 2018: Eight years ago, it was Prime Minister Giorgos Papandreou who had chosen the remote island of Kastellorizo to announce that Greece had surrendered to the International Monetary Fund and the bailout agreements. On 17. April 2018, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras chose again …

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Italian MV Explora ‘exploited’ by Turkey, urges Greece to protest Démarche

Boiling from anger and seeing with envy the Greek-Israeli rapprochement , it seems that our friend and neighbor Turkey is keen to create new conditions in the Aegean Sea and Eastern Mediterranean Sea – it jumps  young and boldly  there where it is not asked to be. Not only a Turkish frigate …

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