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Greece Alerts NATO to Airspace Violations by Turkey

Greece's PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis has briefed NATO on the recent upsurge in overflight violations by Turkey of its airspace in eastern Aegean. Speaking in Athens on Thursday, the Greek Premier announced that he spoke to NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg and...

Greece Launches “Strong” Protest to Turkey Over Island Overflights

Greece launched Wednesday a "strong" diplomatic protest against Turkey over the illegal overflights of Turkish jets in eastern Aegean earlier in the day. The foreign ministry in Athens summoned the Turkish Ambassador to Greece to launch the protest. "These actions constitute...

Turkey Sees Dialogue Channels with Greece “More Open Than Ever”

Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Sunday that dialogue channels between Turkey and Greece are more open today than ever before. Speaking to the Political, Economic and Social Research Foundation (SETA) think-tank based in the Turkish capital Ankara, Cavusoglu evaluated...

Greek PM Mitsotakis to Meet Erdogan on Sunday

Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul on Sunday, March 13, Turkey announced on Monday. The two leaders will have lunch at the Turkish president’s residence. Mitsotakis will be in Istanbul to celebrate...

Greece Launches Official Protest to Turkey Over Aegean Islands Provocation

Greece issued on Thursday a diplomatic protest, or demarche, to Turkey over the continued provocations of Turkish officials, including President Erdogan, who have even been questioning the sovereignty of the Aegean islands. The protest was handed over by the Greek...

Turkey’s Erdogan Warns Greece About “Militarization” of Aegean Islands

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Greece on Tuesday against attempts for the armament of the Aegean islands. “It is not possible for us to remain silent about the military activities carried out in violation of the agreements on the...

Turkish Cadets Swim the Distance to the Greek Island of Kastellorizo

Turkey's military cadets swam the distance to the Greek island of Kastellorizo last week to demonstrate how close the Greek island is to Turkey. The provocative move follows recent statements by Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, who referred to Kastellorizo...

Turkey Fumes at Greece as Two Found Guilty on Espionage Charges

Turkey condemned Greece on Wednesday after a court in Rhodes found two men arrested last year on the island guilty of espionage against Greece. The men are Sebahattin Bayram, 36, a secretary who worked at the Turkish Consulate General in...

Turkey’s Coast Guard Attempts to Push Migrant Dinghy to Greece

Turkey's Coast Guard attempted to escort a dinghy with about 40 migrants on board to Greece's Lesvos island, Greek authorities announced on Tuesday. The incident occurred early in the morning in the sea area east of Lesvos. According to the Hellenic...

Belarus Uses Migrants Against Poland — Just as Turkey did Against Greece

Poland accused Belarus on Monday of planning a "major provocation" by encouraging a large group of migrants to cross the Polish border, in an incident reminiscent of Turkey's attempt to destabilize Greece and the EU in March 2020. "Belarus wants...