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Turkish Jets Fly Over Aegean Island A Day After Visit of Greek President

Turkish fighter jets on Tuesday flew over the island of Agathonisi, located at the northernmost point of the Dodecanese, a day after President Katerina Sakellaropoulou's visit to the island. The illegal overflights by a pair of Turkish F-16 fighter jets...

Greece Hands Protest Note to Turkish Envoy Over Harassment of PM's Helicopter

Greece handed a protest note on Tuesday to a Turkish envoy in Athens over the Monday  incident with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ helicopter. The Greek PM had said the previous day that Turkish jets buzzed his helicopter as he was...

Accident Due to Turkish Fighter Jet's Violation Narrowly Averted

A serious accident was narrowly averted on Friday afternoon over the Eastern Aegean Sea after a Turkish F-16 fighter jet harassed a Greek military ''Super Puma'' helicopter. According to the Greek daily Kathimerini, the incident was seriously dangerous, because if...

Greece Probes Reports of Negligence in Migrant Tragedy

Greece is investigating reports that the authorities may be guilty of negligence in the case of the sinking of a migrant boat off the island of Agathonisi that claimed the lives of 16 people, including seven children, on March...

At Least 16 Die After Migrant Boat Capsizes off Greece (update)

At least 16 migrants, including 7 children, are reported dead on Saturday after their boat carrying them from Turkey capsized off the Greek island of Agathonisi in eastern Aegean. Initially, rescue boats from the European border agency FRONTEX and the...

Schoolkids March in Remote Greek Island of the Dodecanese (video)

Children on the remote island of Agathonisi in the Dodecanese marched during a ceremony marking the anniversary of the island chain joining Greece in 1947. The march and the following ceremony were attended by most of the island's 150 inhabitants,...

Turkey Continues to Violate Greek Territorial Waters, Airspace

A number of violations of Greek airspace and territorial waters by Turkish warplanes and battleships on Monday forced the Foreign Ministry to issue a complaint about International Law violation. Just two days after Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' meeting with...

Turkish Minister Challenges Sovereignty of Greek Island

Turkish Minister for European Union Affairs Omer Celik on Tuesday challenged Greece's sovereign territories saying that Agathonisi island belongs to Turkey. According to Turkish newspaper Milliyet, Celik said that Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos is not a serious politician. "We...

Greek Authorities Force Turkish Smuggler to Face Bodies of His Dead Victims

A Turkish captain of a smuggler boat which capsized off the coast of Agathonisi killing three Syrian children under five years of age that were aboard, has been arrested by Greek authorities on the island of Samos. Turkish smugglers are...