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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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Joseph Schulte, the first vessel that used Ukraine’s Black Sea corridor, is heading to Piraeus port

Container ship Joseph Schulte, the first vessel that used Ukraine’s Black Sea corridor is crossing through Turkey’s Bosporus Straits, is heading to the pot of Piraeus, state broadcaster ERT reported on Saturday. The Joseph Schulte, carrying 2,114 containers with 30,000 tons of cargo, ERT added. Yesterday it arrived early in …

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Russia to provide consular services in Turkish-occupied Cyprus

The Russian Embassy in Cyprus will soon start providing consular services in the Turkish occupied of Cyprus, according to a telegram from the Russian state news agency TASS, citing an embassy spokesperson. “We will start providing consular services in the northern part of the city of Nicosia in the very …

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Helicopter crash during landing at Samos airport

A private helicopter crashed on the runway of Samos airport on Friday morning thus leading to delays in air traffic. The helicopter operator, a Turkish national,  is reported to be in good health. The helicopter of Turkish Mavi Air had taken off from the island of Paros and stopped to …

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Τurkey denies liturgy at the historic Panagia Soumela Greek Orthodox monastery

The Turkish authorities’ decision to forbid a liturgy at the historic Orthodox monastery of Panaghia Soumela on the  August 15 religious holiday is an extremely disappointing development for all the faithful and the pilgrims that expected to visit it this year, Greek diplomatic sources said on Friday. The same sources …

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Turkish F-16 fighter jets infringe Athens FIR

A pair of Turkish F-16s entered the Athens Flight Information Region (FIR) on Friday without having submitted a flight plan, the Hellenic National Defence General Staff (HNDG) said. They were intercepted by Greek fighter jets, per international protocols. The last time that Turkish military aircraft entered the Athens FIR without …

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Turkey insists on demilitarization of Greece ‘s islands

Omer Celik, the spokesperson for Turkey’s ruling AK Party, has reiterated Ankara’s demand for Greece to demilitarize its eastern Aegean islands. He issued a bellicose warning, stating that there would be consequences if Greece fails to comply. In an interview with Turkish broadcaster Haberturk following the meeting between the leaders …

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Mitsotakis: Roadmap for the demarcation of maritime zones with Turkey

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis spoke of important differences with Turkey, but also the opportunity to agree on a “roadmap for the demarcation of maritime zones.” According to daily ethnos.gr, Mitsotakis made these statements coming to the NATO summit in Vilnius and before a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan …

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Mitsotakis-Erdogan meeting: window of opportunity for Greek-Turkish relations

The upcoming meeting between Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, and the newly elected Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday, July 12 – on the sidelines of the NATO Summit in Vilnius, Lithuania – offers the prospect of restarting Greece-Turkey relations. According to government sources, “the positive momentum that has developed …

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Greek FM condemns party in historic Izmir church Saint Voukolos (videos)

Greece’s Foreign Ministry condemned a party with electronic music and alcohol drinks inside the historic Greek Orthodox Church of Saint Voukolos in the city of Izmir on the coast of western Turkey. İzmir'de tarihi kilisede parti yapıldı. — Aykırı (@aykiricomtr) July 8, 2023 The Church is being used as a …

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Mitsotakis rules out joint Greek-Turkish exploitation of energy resources in the Aegean

If Turkey wishes to come closer to Europe and open itself to the West, Greek-Turkish dialog must resume, New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis said in an interview to ANT1 on Wednesday. The dialog will concern “a single and only difference [between us], that is the delimitation of the Exclusive Economic …

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Evros: 91 migrants incl 34 children stranded on an islet

Greek authorities on Sunday rescued a total of 91 people stranded on an islet in Evros river. it is the second large group that stranded in the area in the last 3 days. According to police, a group of “migrants were brought to Greek territory by a smuggler who transported …

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Two cargo vessels collide off Chios island; Turkish cargo rejects Greek SAR (video)

Two cargo vessels collided 9 nautical miles North-North-West of the island of Chios in the eastern Aegean Sea on Friday afternoon. While the Turkish vessel is taking water, its captain has refused aid by the Greek Coast Guard. The vessels with flags of Vanuatu -ANT- and Singapore – POTENTIA- have …

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Erdogan secures another 5 years as Turkey’s President

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan cemented his place in Turkish politics as the longest-serving leader with a runoff victory on Sunday against Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu As millions held their breath in the first runoff he faced, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan left his mark in the history of the Republic of Türkiye with another …

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