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Greece Vows It Will Not Be Blackmailed as Turkey Extends East Med Exploration

Greece accused Turkey on Tuesday of being a troublemaker, escalating provocations in the eastern Mediterranean, following Ankara's decision to extended its energy exploration through its ship the Oruc Reis until September 12. "Turkey continues to faithfully fulfill the role of...

Greece Responds to Turkey's Plans by Issuing Counter-Navtex in East Med

Greece and Cyprus issued a counter-Navtex on Wednesday in answer to Turkey’s issuance of a similar alert for an area which lays within Greece’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and is set to last until August 2. The Navigation Telex by...

Greece, US Back Drilling Off Crete; Call for Respect for International Law

Greek and American officials hailed the partnership between oil giants ExxonMobil of the US, Total of France and Hellenic Petroleum in two offshore exploration licenses off Crete during a Monday teleconference. "Both sides welcomed the participation of ExxonMobil in partnership...

Turkish Vessel to Begin Gas Exploration Off Crete – Report

A Turkish newspaper reported on Wednesday that Ankara will soon send an exploration vessel to start searching for hydrocarbon reserves off the southeast corner of the Greek island of Crete. Yeni Safak reported that the vessel Oruc Reis will...

''Hellas To The Moon'': Greece Signs Agreement With NASA to Create Lunar Vehicle (video)

The Hellenic Space Agency (HSA or ΕΛΔΟ in Greek) signed an agreement of cooperation with the United States' National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on Monday. Dr. Georgios Mantzouris, the CEO of HSA, and Jim Bridenstine, the Administrator of NASA,...

The Greek Navigator Immortalized in Canada’s Juan de Fuca Strait

Ioannis Phokas, or as he was better known, ''Juan de Fuca'' was an intrepid, and much underappereciated, Greek explorer and navigator who lived during the sixteenth century. Born in 1536 on the Greek Ionian island of Kefalonia, Phokas was a maritime...