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Greek woman dies, two injured in car accident in west Turkey

A woman was killed and two other people were injured, all Greeks, in a traffic accident that took place in the city of Usak near Izmir in West Turkey on Thursday morning. According to Turkish media information, the 67-year-old woman died on the spot as she was thrown from the …

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Mitsotakis-Erdogan disagree on Hamas, “Turkish Minority” & Chora church

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed that they disagree on crucial bilateral issues but also on Palestinian Hamas. During joint statements after meeting in Ankara on Monday afternoon, the two leaders openly disagree on disputes such as the Mulsim minority in north-eastern Greece, the …

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Turkey formally opens the magnificent Church of Chora as a mosque

Of all things on Easter Monday, the Turkish government decided to announce the formal opening of another Byzantine church into a mosque. After Hagia Sophia, the Chora church is the second magnificent heritage of Greek Orthodoxy that Turkey converts into a mosque and opens for prayers to Muslim faithful. The …

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“Euro-Turkish progress presupposes full respect for Cyprus’ sovereignty,” says Greek FM

“Turkiye must respect the European acquis, which fully includes the participation at all levels of the Republic of Cyprus,” Foreign Minister George Gerapetritis stressed on Friday in an interview with “Kanali Ena”, commenting on the conclusions of the European Council, which link the progress of EuroTurkish relations with developments in …

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Marine parks challenge Greek-Turkish relations

Greece’s Foreign Ministry affirmed its commitment to safeguarding its sovereign rights, while accusing Turkey of attempting to “politicize” an environmental conservation issue, that of marine parks to be established in the Aegean and the Ionian Sea. Greece reaction comes after Turkey challenged on Tuesday Greek sovereign rights and criticized Athens …

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Greece’s Foreign Ministry sends note verbale over Turkish Navtex

The Foreign Ministry has sent a note verbale to the Turkish government regarding two recent navigational telexes (Navtex) that Ankara issued reserving a large area in the Aegean for aeronautical exercises and linking Greece’s sovereignty over a number of islands to their demilitarization. Diplomatic sources told the AMNA news agency …

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ND MP Syrigos: “97% of Lausanne Treaty is obsolete”; statement triggers outrage

Ruling New Democracy MP and professor of international law, Angelos Syrigos, stirred the public debate when he claimed that “some articles of the Lausanne Treaty were out of date.” Among others, he referred to the articles regarding the military presence on the islands of the eastern Aegean Sea. Syrigos’ statements …

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Mitsotakis to meet Erdogan in Athens on Dec 7

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will be meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Athens than in Thessaloniki, as originally planned, on December 7, it was announced on Tuesday. According to the Foreign Ministry, changing the location of the meeting, which will be held in the context of the …

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Greece’s FM outlines basic principles for relations with Turkey

There are six basic principles concerning rapprochement with Turkey, Greek Foreign Minister Giorgos Gerapetritis said on Tuesday, addressing a conference in Athens. First, he said, geography has placed the two countries in close proximity, which is something that “we cannot change, so we ought to handle it,” therefore “we should …

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Greece refutes reports claiming “islands demilitarization”

Greece categorically refuted on Wednesday Turkish media reports claiming the “demilitarization” of several Greek islands. Government spokesman Pavlos Marinakis called these demilitarization reports “fake news.” “We make this clear once more: there is absolutely no change of strategy regarding the distribution of forces and the defensive protection of the country,” …

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Greek, Turkish FMs talks to prepare Mitsotakis-Erdogan meeting

Greek Foreign Minister Giorgos Gerapetritis’ meeting with his Turkish counterpart Hakan Fidan  was concluded in Ankara on Tuesday. The main objective the private meeting that lasted two ours was the preparation of the Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the context of the …

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Erdogan provokes Greeks with unhistorical claims

With a message of just a few words, Greece’s foreign ministry responded to statements by Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan who claimed on the occasion of the 101. anniversary of the Asia Minor disaster that it was the Greeks who destroyed Izmir (Smyrna). In a statement, the Greek Ministry described …

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Greece files demarche with NATO over Congratulation message to Turkey

Greece filed a demarche with NATO’s General Secretariat to protest a congratulatory message to Turkey for its 1922 victory over Greece in Asia Minor. The message was posted on social media by the Headquarters of the Allied Land Command (LANDCOM) in Izmir. ZAFER BAYRAMINIZ KUTLU OLSUN! LANDCOM wishes a happy …

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Turkish fighter jets infringe Athens FIR

A pair of Turkish F-16s entered the Athens Flight Information Region (FIR) on Wednesday without having submitted a flight plan, said the Hellenic National Defence General Staff (HNDGS). The fighter jets flew over the northeastern region of the Aegean and were intercepted by Greek fighter jets, per international protocols. The …

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