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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...

Turkey Violates Greek Airspace Over Eastern Aegean Sea

Two Turkish F-16 fighter jets flew over two small Greek islands in the Eastern Aegean Sea on Thursday afternoon, according to an announcement made by the Greek National Defense General Staff. The pair of Turkish fighter jets unlawfully entered Greek airspace...

Turkish Jet Flies Over Greek Island as War of Words Escalates

A Turkish F-16 fighter jet flew over the Greek island of Farmakonisi on Tuesday as Greece and Turkey escalate their verbal offensive against each other. According to the Greek defense sources the Turkish jet violated Greek airspace at 10.55 a.m....

Diplomatic Sources: Incident with Turkish Patrol Boat in Farmakonisi Violates International Law

The shots fired by a Turkish military patrol boat on Friday morning in the area around the island of Farmakonisi, in the eastern Aegean, constitutes an unacceptable act which constitutes a serious violation of International Law, Greek diplomatic sources...

Seven Children Among 13 Drowned in Another Migrant Tragedy off Greek Islet

Thirteen migrants drowned, with seven children among them, in yet another maritime tragedy off Greek islet of Farmakonisi. Greek coastguard officials said that the incident took place earlier on Wednesday as a rescue mission saved another 15 people, 13 men...

11 Dead Refugees Near Farmakonisi Island, Including 5 Children

Eleven dead, including five children, is the latest toll in the ongoing inflow of refugees on Greek islands near the Turkish coasts. A Frontex boat received a call on Tuesday night about dozens of people in the water northeast of...

Four Missing Immigrants in the Aegean Sea

Greek rescuers were seeking four missing immigrants after a small boat with seven people on board sank off the eastern Aegean island of Farmakonissi. The Greek coast guard stated that until now three survivors have been pulled out of the...

Boat Carrying Migrants Capsizes off Turkish Coast – 4 Children Among the 22 Dead

Turkish authorities collected around 200 migrants and refugees traveling aboard a wooden 20-meter boat that capsized. At least 22 people, including 4 children and 11 women lost their lives off the south-western coast of Turkey in the wreck. The boat...

Refugee Boat Capsizes off Greek Island Coast; 11 Children Among 34 Dead

Another tragic incident involving war-torn migrants trying to make it to Greece took place off the Greek islet of Farmakonisi early Sunday morning,  September 13. A boat, carrying around 100 people aboard capsized, resulting in the death of 34 refugees,...

Activists Demand New Investigation Into Farmakonisi Deaths

In January 2014, a small boat that was transporting illegal migrants in Greek waters went under during a Greek Coast Guard operation near the Aegean islet of Farmakonisi. During the controversial operation, 11 Afghan immigrants lost their lives. On Thursday,...