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Greek Fishing Boats Harassed by Turkish Vessels in Dramatic Video

A new dramatic video emerged recently showing Turkish vessels harass Greek fishing boats. The incident took place in Greek territorial waters near the island of Kalymnos. In the video, it is clear that Turkish coast guard vessels perform dangerous maneuvers to...

EU Border Force FRONTEX Finds No Evidence Yet of Refugee Pushbacks in Greece

Frontex, the border and coast guard agency of the European Union issued a response to media allegations on Thursday that illegal pushbacks of refugees had been taking place on the land and sea border between Greece and Turkey. This came...

Turkish Coast Guard Harasses Greek Fishermen in New Video

Two Turkish Coast Guard vessels harassed a Greek fishing boat off the island of Oinousses, near Chios in the eastern Aegean in the most recent incident of its kind, apparently occurring on Thursday morning. According to the local web site...

EU Stokes Aegean Fires, Funding Turkish Military Harassing Greece

A European Commissioner has recently revealed that the European Union has purchased equipment for the Turkish armed forces -- which is now being used to make repeated provocative moves against Greece. Olivér Várhelyi, the European Commissioner for Neighborhood and Enlargement,...

Turkish Speedboat Rams Greek Coast Guard Vessel in Dangerous Escalation

A Greek Coast Guard vessel was rammed by a Turkish speedboat on Tuesday evening off the eastern Aegean island of Kos in a new dangerous provocation by Ankara. According to a video uploaded on Twitter, the Turkish vessel is seen...

New Video Emerges of Turkish Harassment of Greek Fishing Boat

A new video emerged on Wednesday of a confrontation between the Turkish Coast Guard and Greek fishermen near the islet of Imia, whose sovereignty is disputed by Ankara. In the video, Turkish officers are seen approaching the fishing vessel on...

Greek Shipowners Donate 10 Patrol Boats to the Hellenic Coast Guard

The Union of Greek Shipowners (EEE) donated to the country's Coast Guard 10 state-of-the-art high-speed boats that will be built in Greece based on an Icelandic design, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced on Friday. The statement was made following a...

Greek Coast Guard Rescues 400 Migrants in 24 Hours

The Greek Coast Guard said on Friday that it had rescued 400 refugees and migrants in the last 24 hours in ten separate incidents in the seas off the city Alexandroupolis and the islands of Lesvos and Chios. Authorities also...