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Turkey to Seek Erdem's Extradition from Greece

A Turkish court has begun extradition proceedings for Turkish former international football player Arif Erdem, who reportedly resides in Greece, Turkish news website Diken says. Erdem faces a possible 15-year prison sentence in Turkey for alleged membership in the outlawed...

Six Die after Boat from Turkey Heading for Greece Capsizes

A rubber boat carrying 16 people from Turkey to Lesvos capsized and six people drowned, with three children among them, according to Anadolu news agency. Nine people were rescued by the Turkish coast guard and one person is missing, the...

Erdogan Hints at Greece for ‘Opening Arms’ to Coup Plotters

"We will never forget those who... opened their arms to the coup plotters who escaped from our country," said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday during the second anniversary of the failed coup attempt against him. Turkey commemorated the...

Greek Police Arrest Turkish Army Officer after Asylum Status Suspended

The Turkish army officer who was granted asylum was arrested on Monday after the Administrative Court of Appeals upheld the Greek State's request to suspend his asylum status. Suleyman Ozkaynakci is the co-pilot of the helicopter with which eight Turkish...

Greece Between Rock and Hard Place over Turkish Pilot Asylum

Ankara continues to bully Athens after Greece's Supreme Court decision for the non extradition of the eight Turkish military men who sought political asylum in Alexandroupolis after the failed coup attempt in Turkey, on July 2016. The Greek court decided...

Greek Court Rules Against Second Extradition Request for Turkish Soldiers

A Greek court on Wednesday decided against a second request by Turkey for the extradition of the eight soldiers who fled to Greece in July in the aftermath of the failed coup attempt in the neighboring country. The court decision...

Erdogan Calls Greeks 'Infidels' in Another Provocative Speech

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday insulted Greeks calling them "infidels" in a press conference on Turkish television. In an interview for three Turkish TV channels (ATV, A Haber, A News), Erdogan provoked Greeks one more time. Speaking about...

Greek FM Warns Turkey Over Violations of Territorial Space in Aegean

Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias on Tuesday warned that Greece "will not always be tolerant" if Turkey continues to violate air space and territorial waters in the Aegean. The Greek official spoke on Skai television saying that Ankara came very close...

Unknown Assailants Hurl Paint at Turkish Consulate in Komotini

A group of people with concealed faces threw paint at the Turkish consulate in Komotini on Sunday, shouting slogans in favor of the DHKP / C, the far-left Turkish organization that Ankara and the U.S. have branded as terrorists. According...

Turkish PM Disputes 130 Greek Islets in Aegean

Speaking to reporters in Ankara on Thursday, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirimn spoke of 130 islets in the Aegean for which it is not clear who they belong to. Other than challenging the ownership of the islets, Yildirimn also criticized...