Turkey Violates Greece’s Airspace 110 Times in a Single Day
On Thursday, Greece announced that Turkey's jets and UAVs violated Greek airspace 110 times on Wednesday. The provocations by Turkey came on the same day that Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu warned Athens that Ankara will decide “when and where...
EU Concerned About Turkey’s Hostile Remarks Against Greece
The EU voiced concern on Monday over what it called "hostile remarks" by Turkey against Greece. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused Greece of occupying demilitarized islands in the Aegean and said Turkey was ready to "do what is necessary" when...
5.2 Earthquake Strikes Greece’s Samos
A magnitude 5.2 earthquake hit the sea off Greece's Samos on Wednesday, according to an announcement by the Geodynamics Institute of the National Observatory of Athens. The epicenter was reported to have occurred seventeen kilometers southwest of the town of...
Greece Denies Its S-300s Locked on Turkish F-16s
Greece has denied claims by Turkey that Greek S-300 surface-to-air missiles locked on to Turkish F-16 fighter jets carrying out a reconnaissance mission in international airspace. On Sunday, citing sources in the Turkish Defense Ministry, the country’s state-run news agency,...
Turkish Coast Guard Harasses Greek Patrol Boat
A Turkish coast guard vessel carried out dangerous maneuvers around a Greek patrol boat in Greek territorial waters near Leros island, the Shipping and Island Policy Ministry said on Wednesday. The incident occurred on Monday off Farmakonisi, located northeast of...
Biden and Erdogan Discuss “Stability in Aegean”
US President Joe Biden discussed “the importance of maintaining stability in the Aegean” with his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to a White House statement issued after the meeting of the two leaders on the margins of the...
EU Approves “Turkaegean” Trademark, US Rejects it
The European Union has approved Turkey's bid to trademark the phrase "Turkaegean," or "Turkish Aegean" for use in a new tourism campaign. The US, however, has rejected the country's application to copyright the controversial phrase. Turkey has begun using the term...
US State Department Reacts to Turkey’s Statements about Greece
The US State Department reacted with a strong message on Friday to the latest comments by Turkish President Erdogan about the Aegean islands.
Erdogan Warns Greece to Stop Arming the Islands, Claims US Bases Target Turkey
President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Greece on Thursday to stop arming the islands and threatened that Turkey will not hesitate to use its powers "stemming from international agreements." Speaking during the Efes-2022 military exercise held on the Aegean...
Turkey’s Challenge of Greece’s Sovereignty Illustrated in 16 Maps
On Thursday, Greece's Ministry of Foreign Affairs published sixteen maps that document Turkey's challenge to Greek sovereignty in the Aegean from 1972 up to today. In a statement, the ministry said that the maps that begin chronologically with the status...