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Turkish Defense Minister Akar: Greek Government Should Take Lessons from the Past

The Greek government should take lessons from the past, said Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar on Saturday while visiting the Turkish-occupied zone in northern Cyprus. Akar was accompanied by the entire leadership of the Turkish armed forces. He visited the...

Turkish FM Says His Country Will Not Accept Usurpation of Turkish Cypriot Rights

The Turkish Foreign Minister Hulusi Akar was in the occupied part of Cyprus on Thursday, where he made a statement during a celebration of what the Turks call ''Erenköy Resistance.'' This refers to the battle of Tillyria, the armed...

Turkey Warns Cyprus of Repeat of 1974 Invasion

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar on Friday reportedly warned that Turkey and its armed forces are ready to do “what is necessary” to protect the rights of Turkish Cypriots. “The Turkish Armed Forces, like 45 years ago when they carried...

Turkey Ramps up Tension Across the Eastern Mediterranean

Ankara continues its aggressive behavior in the eastern Mediterranean, demanding a piece of the hydrocarbon pie inside Cyprus' Exclusive Economic Zone, while at the same time the defense ministers of Greece and Turkey discussed confidence-building measures. The meeting between Evangelos...

Greece Calls on Turkey to ''Learn to Respect International Law''

Alexandros Gennimatas, the spokesperson of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs, made a statement on Saturday afternoon, answering to the Turkish Defense Minister's remarks about the islands of the Aegean Sea. Gennimatas called Turkey to ''learn to respect the international...

Turkey: We Will Protect Our Rights in The Aegean

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar on Sunday stressed the importance of protecting Turkey’s rights in the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranean. Speaking at an award ceremony in the capital Ankara, Akar was quoted as saying by the semi-official Anadolu Agency...

Turkish Defense Minister Accuses Greece of Violating Libya’s Territorial Waters

Turkey's Defense Minister Hulusi Akar has presented maps to the Libyan government in an effort to show that Greece is trying to encroach upon the area of Libya's continental shelf, Kathimerini says citing Turkey's Yeni Safak newspaper. The Turkish newspaper...

Turkish Defense Minister Again Threatens Greece and Cyprus

In statements made on Friday, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar continued his recent string of threatening rhetoric directed towards Greece and Cyprus, this time stating that Ankara will not accept a "fait accompli." Speaking at Turkey's National Assembly during a...

Greece's Foreign Ministry Slams Turkish Defense Minister

In a strongly-worded statement issued on Thursday morning, the Greek Foreign Ministry responded to the provocative statements made by Hulusi Akar, Turkey's defense minister and a former four-star general in the Turkish armed forces. Akar had previously stated that...

New Turkish Provocation: Exploration Ship Sent to Cyprus EEZ

Turkey has continued its provocations in the Eastern Mediterranean, sending the "Barabaros Hayreddin Pasha" exploration ship to waters that are part of Cyprus' exclusive economic zone (EEZ), claiming it will drill for hydrocarbons in the area. Ankara opposes Cyprus' energy...