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Greek Govt Concerned Over EU-Turkey Migrant Deal

The steady stream of refugees arriving on Greek islands from Turkey in recent days has been a cause of concern for the Greek government. In the past week there has been an average of 100-120 migrants and refugees landing on...

Turkey to Abolish Visa for Greek Cypriots

In a decision that analysts call "historical", Ankara will no longer require a visa for Greek Cypriots who wish to visit Turkey. The visa liberalization does not amount to Turkish recognition of Cyprus, a Turkish official told Reuters on Tuesday. The...

NATO Secretary General to Visit Athens and Ankara

The NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will travel to Greece and Turkey next week. In his short visit, he will meet in Athens with President Prokopis Pavlopoulos and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. Mr. Stoltenberg wants to make clear to both...

Çeşme Oceanographic is Sailing Again in the Aegean

A series of navy notifications (NAVTEX) with which Turkey will show its firm stand regarding the Aegean has been published in the past 72 hours by the navy station of Ismir. Even though there are fleets of NATO in the...

Toskas Rules Out Police's Violent Intervention in Idomeni

Alternate Citizen Protection Minister Nikos Toskas ruled out the possibility of a violent intervention in Idomeni refugees’ camp and predicted that the condition will return to normal in 1-2 weeks. Speaking to private MEGA TV on Friday he said that...

Greek Foreign Ministry Condemns Deadly Attack in Ankara

Greece’s foreign ministry strongly condemned the deadly blast in the Turkish capital on Wednesday evening, describing it as a “heinous attack” in a post on the ministry’s Twitter account. “We grieve with our neighbors the victims of Ankara blast....

Athens Condemns Deadly Bomb Attack in Turkey

The Greek Foreign Ministry released an official statement, condemning the deadly attacks and expressing condolences to the victims’ family members. Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias spoke with Turkish Foreign Minister Feridun Sinirlioğlu, expresing his support. “We unequivocally condemn the deadly...

Eide to Hold Talks on Cyprus at Turkish Foreign Ministry

UN Secretary General's Special Advisor for Cyprus Espen Barth Eide will hold meetings in Ankara to discuss the ongoing negotiations for the achievement of a solution of the Cyprus problem. UNFICYP spokesperson Aleem Siddique told the Cyprus News Agency that...

Greece, Turkey Agree to Promote Peace in the Aegean, Cyprus Solution

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu expressed their support for a Cyprus solution and a shared desire for peace and cooperation in the Aegean, during joint statements after their meeting in Ankara on Tuesday. Kotzias said...

Turkish Aircraft Flies Over Rhodes on Christmas

A Turkish electronic warfare CN-235 aircraft flew southeast of Rhodes on Christmas day. The Turkish aircraft’s flight over Rhodes and in Athens FIR shows a change in Ankara’s behavior, which has now become bolder. The Turkish electronic warfare CN-235 aircraft type...