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Turkish Coast Guard Vessel Harasses Greek Fishing Boat

A Turkish Coast Guard vessel harassed a Greek fishing boat recently off the coast of the island of Kalymnos, not far from the Turkish coastline. The entire incident, which took place near Imia, the tiny rocky islet that was...

Greek Fishing Boats Harassed by Turkish Vessels in Dramatic Video

A new dramatic video emerged recently showing Turkish vessels harass Greek fishing boats. The incident took place in Greek territorial waters near the island of Kalymnos. In the video, it is clear that Turkish coast guard vessels perform dangerous maneuvers to...

Greek, Turkish Vessels Collide in the Aegean

Greek and Turkish vessels collided off the Greek islet of Imia in the south-eastern Aegean on Wednesday. According to Greek defense sources, the incident involved two coast guard vessels and it occurred in Greek territorial waters. The Greek speedboat from was...

New Video Emerges of Turkish Harassment of Greek Fishing Boat

A new video emerged on Wednesday of a confrontation between the Turkish Coast Guard and Greek fishermen near the islet of Imia, whose sovereignty is disputed by Ankara. In the video, Turkish officers are seen approaching the fishing vessel on...

Official Data Shows Turkey Violated Greek Territorial Waters 2,032 Times in 2019

The number of Turkish violations of Greece's territorial waters rose dramatically this year compared to 2018, according to official data released recently by the Hellenic (Greek) Defense General Staff (GEETHA). According to GEETHA's figures, the Turkish Navy and Turkish Coast Guard...

Turkish Coast Guard Harasses Greek Fishermen Off Islets of Imia (video)

A video showing two Turkish Coast Guard vessels harassing a Greek fishing boat near the Greek islet of Imia was released by the Greek television station Open on Wednesday evening, showing only one of the hundreds of similar incidents...

The Imia Crisis: When Greece Faced War in the Aegean (video)

As unlikely as it may seem, a dispute over salvage rights between Turkish and Greek captains was the trigger for a series of events which escalated into a major international incident. The quickly-spiraling crisis saw the deployment of both countries’...

Greece’s EU Ambassador Accuses Turkey of Threatening War in the Aegean

Greece's ambassador to the EU has said Turkey is threatening the country with war and "casting doubts over the Treaty of Lausanne". In an interview with EUACTIVE.com, Andreas Papastavrou said the Turkish government's rhetoric did not conform with UN principles, international law...

Greece Blasts Turkey Over 'Absurd' Imia Claim

  Greece hit back on Wednesday at an "absurd" statement by Turkey which earlier claimed that the Imia islets in the eastern Aegean are Turkish. In a strongly worded statement, the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs calls on Ankara to stop...

Turkey Tells the EU: Imia Islets Belong to Us!

Turkey has responded angrily to a EU report accusing the country of "offensive and unacceptable rhetoric" in its relations with Greece and Cyprus. The 2018 Turkey Country Report and the Enlargement Strategy Paper accuses Turkey of creating tensions in the Aegean...