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VIDEO: The Moment Turkish Coast Guard Rams into Greek Patrol Boat at Imia

Two videos capturing the moment when a Turkish Coast Guard vessel rammed into the Greek patrol boat 'Gavdos' near Imia on Monday night were released on Friday. The exact time the incident occurred according to the timer of the videos of...

Greece: We Will Not React Peacefully to Next Turkish Provocation

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias warned Turkey that Greece will not react so peacefully the next time an incident happens at the Imia islets. Turkey in Imia "reached a red line and in a sense crossed it," he said and...

New Film Shows More Turkish Build-Up Near Imia

Turkish media on Thursday broadcast footage appearing to show further military fortification work being undertaken on islets close to Imia in the Aegean Sea. Video footage recorded by the Dogan News Agency and shared by the Cumhuriyet newspaper's video channel...

US Ambassador Thanks Military Head for Greek Alliance

As Greece's defense minister meets his U.S. counterpart on Thursday, Washington's ambassador to Athens, Geoffrey Pyatt, has thanked Secretary of Defense James Mattis in a tweet “for your strong support for our alliance with Greece”. NATO defense ministers met in Brussels...

NATO Treads Neutrality Path in Greek-Turkish Dispute

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg made a call on Thursday for the de-escalation of tension in the Aegean. Asked about a recent incident involving Greek and Turkish patrol boats near the Imia islets, Stoltenberg said that it had dominated his...

Tsipras: Greece Will Not Tolerate Challenge to its Territory

Greek premier Alexis Tsipras sent a message of defiance to Turkey on Thursday following an incident at Imia on Monday night. "Greece is not going to allow any challenge of its territorial integrity and its sovereign rights," Tsipras said and...

Greece Looks at USA to Calm Down Turkey

Greece is expecting the US administration to intervene and de-escalate the crisis with Turkey over the Imia islets, according to diplomatic sources in Athens. The Greek government is hoping that US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who is currently in...

Video of Turkish Warship Activity Across Imia Islets

Turkey's Milliyet newspaper released a video of Turkish warship activity from an islet across Imia where they built an outpost to observe the area. The video that was shot late on Wednesday aftrenoon shows Turkish Navy ships patrolling the waters...

Turkey Builds Outpost Overlooking Greek Islands

A Turkish newspaper is reporting that Ankara is beefing up its military presence close to the Greek islets of Imia, building a jetty and an observation tower overlooking the contested zone. Milliyet on Wednesday published images it claimed showed construction...

Erdogan Adviser Compares Greek 'Fly' to Turkish 'Giant'

An outspoken aide to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has lambasted Greece, saying any conflict over the Aegean would be like "a fly picking a fight with a giant". Yigit Bulut made the comment on Turkish television as tensions between...