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Greece says Turkey is an “unreliable interlocutor”; EU against Erdogan for insulting Macron

Greece said Monday that Turkey plans to carry out a maritime military exercise on Oct. 28, a Greek national holiday, just hours after NATO’s secretary general said both Greece and Turkey had called off war-games on each other’s national holidays. Government spokesman Stelios Petsas said Ankara’s move showed it was …

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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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Standoff in the Aegean with Turkey demanding demilitarization of Greek islands

Turkey issues two navigation notices (NAVTEX) late on Tuesday demanding the demilitarization of three Greek islands. Greek and Turkish Navy forces are in standoff near the island of Kastellorizo due to the activities of Turkish seismic vessel Oruc Reis. At the same time, Ankara has leaked to the press that …

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Turkey escalates provocations with Orruc Reis in Greek continental shelf

The Hellenic Navy Hydrographic Service (HNHS) issued a counter-Navtex late on Monday in response to a new illegal Navtex that Turkey issued for the ‘Oruc Reis’ seismic survey ship. Greece underlined that Turkey’s Navtex is illegal as it has been issued by a non-authorised service and concerns an area that …

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Greece responds to Turkey’s provocation with counter NAVTEX, military exercises

Greece on Monday responded with a counter Navtex inside the Greek continental shelf to the extension of Turkey’s illegal Navtex for the research vessel Oruc Reis. Citing sources, state-run news agency amna notes that “following the extension of the previous Turkish illegal Navtex issued on August 23 for the extension …

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Tension in the Aegean: Turkey sends Oruc Reis south of Greek islands

Tension is high again in the south-eastern Aegean and East Mediterranean sea after Turkey issued a new NAVTEX, blocked the sea area south of the Greek islands of Kastellorizo, Rhodes and Megisti and sent drilling vessel Oruc Reis for seismic research early Monday morning. Seismic survey vessel Oruc Reis and …

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PM Mitsotakis: “EU sanctions on Turkey is the only way to ongoing provocations”

“EU sanctions on Turkey is the only way to ongoing provocations,” Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Tuesday during a meeting with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas whose country is holding the rotating Presidency in the European Union. Short time later, Mitsotakis called for an emergency meeting with the Greek …

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Greek Navy NAVTEX restricts Navigation around 3 islands to prevent migrants’ influx

Greece is stepping up deterrence measures at the sea border to Turkey as the government expects the pressure at the Evros borders to be transferred to the northeast Aegean islands. The Greek Navy issued a Restricted Navigation Warning (NAVTEX) for the sea areas within the Greek territorial waters and for …

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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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