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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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3,000 violations since lockdown in Greece, mother hides child in car trunk

1,155 citizens across Greece violated the lockdown restrictions alone on the national holiday on March 25, while violations reached almost 3,000 since Monday morning, March 23 when the lockdown was imposed. According to a press released issued on Thursday, recorded violations of the curfew were: Attica (333), Thessaloniki (124),  the …

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Greek police arrests 150 for violating coronavirus measures

Greek Police announced on Wednesday 150 arrests of business owners who have violated the restrictive measures to contain the spread of coronavirus. The arrests have been conducted from Thursday, March 12, until Wednesday morning, March 18. The violations recorded involved the illegal operation of businesses such as hairdressers, tattoo shops …

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“Violating coronavirus measures is a crime,” says Greece’s Supreme Court

Violating the measures imposed by Greece’s health authorities to contain the spread of coronavirus should be treated as a crime and prosecuted, the Supreme Court said on Thursday. Punishment reaches up to life imprisonment if violating the measures causes death. In a memo sent to prosecution offices, the Supreme Court …

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Turkey joins Confidence Building Measures with Greece with air space violations, provocations

Turkey “welcomed” the launch of Confidence Building Measures talks with Greece with air space violations and a provocative statement by the Foreign Minister who calls the “Muslim minority of Greece” as “Turkish.” The armed forces of Greece and Turkey began meeting in Athens on Monday in the framework of military …

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Turkish jets violate Greek air space 121 times in less than 48 hours

Turkish F-16 fighter jets conducted 53 violations of Greek airspace, 9 violations of Athens FIR and 14 overflights over Aegean islands on Thursday, just a few hours after the meeting of the defense ministers of the two countries on the sidelines of the NATO meeting in Brussels. The fighter jets …

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Deputy FM Diamataris resigns following “fake CV” and other serious revelations

Deputy Foreign Minister, Antonis Diamataris, submitted his resignation on Thursday, while on an official 8-day visit to diaspora Greeks in Australia. The revelations that he faked his CV with postgraduate diplomas he never obtained and even declared a fake birth year had triggered an outrage not only among the opposition …

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Turkish fighter jets & aircraft massively violate Greece’s air space

With a pair of F-16 fighter jets, two electronic warfare aircraft and one unmanned aerial vehicle Turkey violated the Greek Airspace 18 times on Tuesday. The 18 FIR Athens violations occurred in the South-East Aegean Sea. In two cases Greek and Turkish jets were involved in “dog-fights.” The Turkish fighter …

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