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Turkey lashes out at Germany over comments criticizing Ankara’s policy against Greece

Turkey lashed out at Germany over comments by its foreign minister expressing concern over the recent escalation of aggressive rhetoric against Greece and violations of the country’s airspace. Turkish government statements “do not help the constructive dialogue and stability in the region,” while “the aggressive rhetoric especially, as well as …

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Turkey’s new tactic: 60 violations of Greece’s air space with drones and UAVs

Τurkey has apparently changed its tactic of violating Greece air space and now it increasingly uses drones and unmanned aerial vehicles UAVs to challenge the eastern borders of its neighboring country. On Sunday, February 6, the Greek military recorded a total of 60 violations of national air space and 2 …

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Turkish F-16 fly over Greek islands as FM Dendias meets with Turkey’s ambassador in Athens

Turkish fighter jets flew over Greeks islands thus violating Greek airspace, while on the ground Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias was holding a meeting with the Turkish ambassador in Athens before his meeting with Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu. According to a statement by the Greek General Staff, a pair of Turkish …

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Greek police issues thousands of fines for violations of Lockdown

Greek Police has issued thousands of fines for violations of restrictions and of protective measures since the beginning of the lockdown on November 7. The fines amounted to almost 4 million euros until November 23. Fines of some 3 million euros were issued alone for violations of the use of …

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U.S. State Dept: No consensus on extent of Greek airspace

The US State Department is unable to provide a full list of confirmed violations of Greece’s airspace by Turkish fighter jets after 1 January 2017 due to a lack of consensus on the breadth of Greek national airspace, according to a report to Congress prepared in the context of the …

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Turkish jets conduct 50 violations of Greek airspace on a single day

Greek military authorities reported a total of 50 violations of the country’s national airspace by Turkish jets on Thursday. The violations were conducted by 13 aircraft in the northeastern, central and southeastern Aegean Sea. The 13 aircraft were identified as eight F-16s, two F-4 and one CN-235. On nine occasions, …

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Turkey harasses fishermen boat, Frontex vessel, F-16s fly over Greek islands

Turkey has increased its provocations by air and at the sea on Thursday, by harassing Greek fishermen and a Frontex vessel from Finland in the eastern Aegean Sea, while fighter jets overflew Greek islets and even the island of Patmos. A Turkish Coast Guard patrol boat entered Greek territorial waters …

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Greece’s police imposes first 150-euro fines for violation of mask rules

Monday was a “mercy day” for the mandatory use of mask in Greece. But Tuesday and Wednesday, tolerance was over and the first fines were imposed: juicy 150 euros per violation. According to a statement issued on Thursday by Greek police, a total of 38 violations regarding the use of …

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Priests detained in Greece, churchgoers fined for violating lockdown

Priest have been taken to police stations and churchgoers have been fined for violating the movement restrictions, while others, politically motivated, have been detained and ultimately arrested for creating havoc outside churches. Easter 2020 is difficult in Greece. Priests and churchgoers are on the verge of a nervous breakdown as …

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