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Turkey claims “commandos have removed the Greek flag from an Aegean islet”

The official Ankara claims the Turkish Coast Guard has illegally landed on a Greek islet in the eastern Aegean Sea and took down a Greek flag. Speaking to reporters in Istanbul, Turkish prime minister Binali Yildirim said “There was an attempt to plant a Greek flag on an uninhabited rocky …

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Turkish PM expresses condolence over death of Mirage 2000 pilot

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim called Prime Minister Alexisi Tsipras on Thursday and expressed his and  President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s condolences over the death of the Greek Air Force pilot Giorgos Baltadoros. The 34-year-old pilot died when Mirage 2000-5 crashed into the sea off the island of Skyros after returning …

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Turkey PM Yildirim: “There is no massacre, genocide or colonialism in our history”

“In our history there is neither colonialism, nor massacre, nor genocide. There is brotherhood and unity,” Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildiz told the Dogan news agency. Commenting on the recent Dutch Parliament decision to recognize the Armenian genocide, the Turkish Prime Minister said: “The decision taken by the Dutch Parliament …

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Raving Turkish PM claims “132 islets in the Aegean are in dispute”

Less than 48 hours after the visit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Greece and Ankara made new claims about the islets in the Aegean Sea. “The status of 132 islets in the Aegean is gray,” Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said and added that “The Aegean Sea is not …

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Erdogan claims Greece hosts terrorists, as Tsipras, Yildirim meet in Athens

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras meets Turkish counterpart Binali Yildirim  in Athens on Monday morning, amid tension over Turkish military personnel seeking asylum in Greece. Hours before the visit, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed that ‘Greece hosts ten terrorists.’ “Neighbors must support each in difficult times,” Tsipras told Yildirim and stressed …

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Turkey’s PM disputes Greece’s sovereignty over 130 islets and rocks in the Aegean

Turkey’s appetite for expansion has not been satisfied with the massive airspace violations, the provocative visit of its top brass at Imia islet and the challenging statements. Now Prime Minister Binali Yildirim wants 130 islets and rocks i the Aegean Sea. Speaking to reporters in Ankara, Yildirim said that there …

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