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Turkish Coast Guard vessels harass Greek Coast Guard off Kastelorizo

Vessels of the Turkish Coast Guard harassed vessels of the Greek Coast Guard as they were preparing to collect migrants and refugees on board a dinghy near the islet of Strongyli, off the coast of the island of Kastelorizo in the South-East Aegean Sea. An area crucial for the Greek …

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Turkey to drill between Greece’s Kastelorizo and Libya

For one more time,  Ankara provokes Greece and the international community announcing seismic research and drilling in the East Mediterranean Sea and thus in maritime area between the Greek island of Kastelorizo and Libya. The spokesman of President Tayyip Erdogan, Ibrahim Kalin, said on Thursday that Ankara will proceed with …

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Turkish FM’s top flop: Kastelorizo is “570km away from Greece”

A Turkish official at the Foreign Ministry challenged Greece’s sovereignty around the island of Kastelorizo and thus defying all norms of the International Law of the Sea. Acting director at the Turkish foreign ministry, Cagatay Erciyes posted Ankara’s totally unfounded and reality-twisting claims on Twitter, thus adding a map indicating …

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Turkish research vessel “Bilim 2” violates Greek sovereignty

Turkish oceanographic research vessel “Bilim 2” set sail and started research in the waters between the islands of Rhodes and Kastelorizo, in South Eastern Greece. Reason enough for Athens to protest, even though Greece has failed so far to declare its own Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). Even though the relevant maritime …

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