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Greece FM summons Ukrainian Ambassador over killing of one ethnic Greek, injuring of two

Greece’s Foreign Ministry summoned the Ukrainian ambassador to deliver a demarche requesting clarifications over the death of an ethnic Greek and the serious injury of two more members of ethnic Greeks community in an incident involving Ukrainian soldiers in the village Granitna, in Ukraine’s east near the border with Russia. …

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Two ethnic Greeks killed, two injured by Ukrainian soldiers

Two ethnic Greeks were fatally shot and two others were seriously injured by three Ukrainian soldiers in the village of Granitna, near the country’s eastern border with Russia, the Greek Foreign ministry said on Monday. The ministry said the incident took place after an argument over an “insignificant matter.” No …

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Erdogan in Turkish bazaar: Bilateral issues can be solved only through reciprocity

There were a few moments of awkwardness during the press conference by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara. The host certainly surprised the guest when he openly demanded the extradition of the 8 Turkish soldiers who fled to Greece after the failed coup …

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Turkey angers Greece short before PM Tsipras’ arrival on official visit

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras arrived in Turkish capital Ankara short before 4 o’ clock Tuesday afternoon. An hour before he is welcomed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in his monumental White Palace. The two-day visit of the Greek Prime Minister aims to ease tension between the two neighboring countries. …

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Turkish pilot Ozkaynakci may receive travel documents to leave Greece

Suleyman Ozkaynakci, the Turkish serviceman who piloted the helicopter in which he and seven other Turkish officers fled to Greece after the failed coup in Turkey, was granted full asylum and may receive travel documents to leave Greece. According to the reasoning for granting asylum by the Greek Council of …

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Greece rebukes Turkey: Soldiers’ exchange “unacceptable”, peaceful coexistence “possible not just in words”

“Statements about the peaceful coexistence of our peoples are important and valuable when accompanied by deeds,” Greek President Prokopis Pavlopopoulos said on Sunday commenting on  Turkish counterpart Erdogan who called on “peace with Greece.” Furthermore, Pavlopoulos ruled out an exchange between the two Greek soldiers in Turkish custody and the …

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Turkey seeks ‘deportation’ of two Turkish commandos who fled to Greece

Turkey has requested the deportation of the two Turkish commandos suspected to be coup plotters assigned to assassination President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The two commandos fled to Greece by crossing the Evros River on February 15th and asked for asylum. The deportation request has been submitted to Greek authorities by …

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Greek court rejects Turkey’s request for extradition of last 2 Turkish officers

A Greek court ruled on Thursday that the last two Turkish officers should not be extradited to Turkey. The Appeals Council accepted the suggestion of the prosecutor. Furthermore the court decided to lift the detention order for these two officers. For the remaining six Turkish officers, the Appeal Council had …

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Fate of 6 Turkish soldiers in danger, after Greek court to extradite 3 of them to Turkey

A legal overthrow for six out of eight Turkish soldiers, alleged coup plotters, who fled to Greece one day after the attempted coup in July 15th 2016. A Greek court has agreed on Tuesday to the extradition of three of Turkish servicemen from a group of eight who fled to …

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Greek General Stab forbids soldiers to protest in uniform

Chief of Greek General Stab, Gen. Michalis Kostarakos explicitly forbade soldiers to hold protests wearing their uniforms. The order was issued last week, just days before the protest rally scheduled for upcoming Saturday, March 9th 2013. Active and retired members of the Greek Armed Forces will launch a march rally in order to …

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Thessaloniki: Soldiers on the Streets as Part of Security Measures Forces

Despite assurances from the Greek Army two days ago, that no soldiers will be part of  the security measures forces during the National Day parade, armed soldiers are being seeing arraying next to riot policemen during the military parade in Thessaloniki!   Video: Armed Soldiers as “policemen”… embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube Direkt …

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Greek Army Dismisses Claims “1,000 Soldiers Would be Part of Security Measures Forces during Oxi-Day Parades”

“The army has no involvement in security measures,” said Yiannis Sifakis, spokesman of Land Forces Chief of Staff on Friday. This statement dismisses claims raised by main opposition party, left-wing  SYRIZA that 1,000 troops would be part of the security measures forces during the 28. October military parade in Thessaloniki. …

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