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Hagia Sophia “mosque” to decorate new Turkish passports

The new generation of Turkish passports will feature an updated design, including a drawing of the 1,500-year-old Hagia Sophia, the Byzantine cathedral-turned-mosque,  President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said in an address to the nation. Erdogan formally converted Istanbul’s crowing architectural jewel from a museum into a mosque in 2020, in …

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Turkish nationals seek political asylum in Greece after sailing boat damaged

Eight Turkish nationals, among them members of the Turkish Armed Forces, sought political asylum in Greece after their sailing boat was damaged due to weather conditions off the south of the island of Crete. The passengers sent an SOS signal around 10 o’ clock on Monday morning,  while the boat …

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Turkish fishing boat collides with Greek tanker: 5 dead

Four people died and one is missing after the collision of a Greek tanker with a Turkish fishing boat in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. The accident took place 15 nautical miles from Karatas, off the port of Adana in the Turkish South-West coast at 05:50 on Wednesday morning. Following the …

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Unknown perpetrators set two Turkish diplomatic cars on fire

Unknown perpetrators have set on fire two cars belonging to members of the Turkish diplomatic mission in Thessaloniki, Northern Greece. The two attacks took place in neighboring areas the early morning hours of Monday and damaged also four other vehicles parked next to the targeted ones with Turkish diplomatic plates. …

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“Agathonisi is Turkish island under illegal Greek occupation” claims Ankara

Turkey has …lost it. Trying to find an excuse for the inexcusable it claims that Greek prime Minister Alexis Tsipras flew to a Turkish island Agathonisi on Monday and therefore its fighter jets harassed his helicopter. The official Turkish position on the unprecedented incident is that “there was no harassment.” …

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Turkish F-16s harass helicopter carrying PM Tsipras to Agathonisi

Turkish fighter jets harassed the helicopter carrying Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to the remote island of Agathonisi in north Dodecanese. The jets forced the helicopter of the Greek Air Force to fly at low attitude until they were intercepted by Greek F-16s. Tsipras was visiting the small island in the …

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Turkish MPs provoke and threaten Greeks and Cypriots in Athens Parliament

What if Turkish lawmakers are guest at the Greek Palriament? They do not hesitate to provoke and threaten both their hosts and the Greek-Cypriots and claim rights over part of the Aegean Sea and the Cyprus Economic Exclusive Zone. “The unilateral extraction of hydrocarbons on the part of the Republic …

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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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Tragedy in Evros: Bodies of mother and baby recovered, two children still missing

The body of the 36-year-old mother and the youngest among the three missing children, 12-month-old Bekir  have been  recovered on the Turkish side of the Evros river on Friday afternoon more than 24 hours after the boat capsized/ Turkish media report that the mother was holding the baby in her …

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Turkish nationals arrested for illegally entering military zone in Ervos

Four Turkish nationals have been arrested and taken to prosecutor for illegally entering a forbidden military zone in the area of Evros in Northern Greece. According to their own information, two of them are journalists and two Turkish nationals who are legally in Greece as residents in Thessaloniki. The four …

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Turkish mother, 3 children missing after boat capsizes in Evros river (video)

A woman and three children are reportedly missing after a boat carrying several Turkish asylum seekers capsized in Evros river along the natural border between Greece and Turkey. the boat was reportedly carrying 9 people, all Turkish citizens fleeing purge. “A boat carrying Turkish purge victims was capsized on Evros …

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German neo-Nazi member sentenced for murders of one Greek, nine Turkish citizens

A German court found neo-Nazi NSU member Beate Zschäpe guilty of murder on ten people and sentenced her to life in prison. The surviving member of the neo-Nazi terrorist group the National Socialist Underground (NSU), Beate Zschäpe, has been found guilty of 10 counts of murder. Nine of the terror-organization …

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Greek court sentences Turkish citizen to imprisonment and fine

A Greek court sentenced the Turkish municipality worker to 5 months imprisonment suspended for three years and a fine of 1,5000 euros for illegally crossing into Greece while driving an excavator on Wednesday. The 38-year-old said he accidentally crossed into Greece when he was trying to install irrigation pipes. The …

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Police arrests Turkish municipality worker for illegally entering Greece on a

Greece’s border police and army arrested a Turkish citizen who illegally entered Greece driving a work vehicle. The man accidentally cross into Greece, while he was supposed to conduct some work in the border area, Turkish media report. The incident took place on Wendesday afternoon at the border crossing of …

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Turkish hackers attack website of Greece’s Athens News Agency

The website of Greece’s Athens News Agency was hacked at 11 o’ clock Monday night. An uploaded message  in Turkish and English has the content on the home page of the Greek state news agency disappear. The message had a clear reference to the eight Turkish soldiers who fled to …

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