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Turkish Coast Guard Rams Greek Boat Patrolling Near Imia Islets

A Turkish coast guard vessel rammed a Greek vessel near the islets of Imia in the early hours of Tuesday, according to Greek media. There are no reports of injuries to the crew of either boat. The Greek vessel suffered...

Top Erdogan Aide Threatens Greece Over Imia

A senior adviser to Turkey's leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said any foreign political or military official who steps onto the disputed Aegean islet of Imia will have their arms and legs broken. In an implicit threat to Greek officials...

US Fears Greece, Turkey 'Accident' in Aegean

America is concerned about a possible "accident" between Greece and Turkey in the Aegean, Washington's ambassador to Athens has said. Geoffrey Pyatt was speaking after fresh tensions emerged on Sunday when Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos laid a wreath at...

Turkey 'Blocks' Greek Minister's Wreath-Laying at Imia

Turkish media on Sunday claimed Greece's defense minister was "blocked" from approaching the Aegean islet of Imia. State-run Anadolu Agency ran a flash at noon local time (1000GMT) claiming an "assault boat" carrying Panos Kammenos "was blocked from approaching Kardak...

1996: When Greece Faced War in the Aegean

The two Aegean islets of Imia are tiny, uninhabited and harbor no oil or gas, so how did they bring two NATO allies – Greece and Turkey -- to the brink of war 22 years ago this month? Unlikely as...

Turkey Prevents Greek Ships from Approaching Disputed Islets

A warship and two coast guard boats from Greece were intercepted by Turkey's Coast Guard, upon approaching disputed islets in the Aegean on Wednesday. The standoff between vessels from the two countries has lasted five hours, Dogan News Agency reported. The...

Turkish Corvette Sails in the Aegean as Tension is Reported at Imia

A Turkish corvette is escorting a newly-acquired drillship by Turkey for exploratory offshore drilling in the Mediterranean Sea. The movement of the corvette is being monitored by the Greek navy. According to reports, it is currently in international waters southeast of...

Turkish FM: We'll Take Back Aegean Islands through Diplomacy or War

Turkey will seek a diplomatic solution, go to the International Court or go to war to take back some Aegean islands, said Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, while addressing the Turkish parliament. Ant1 television correspondent to Turkey, Maria Zacharaki, said that...

Turkey Speaks of "Grey Zones" in Aegean

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim challenged the sovereignty of Greek islands once again, by saying in parliament that 132 islets in the Aegean are in a "grey zone". This was in answer to criticism received by Turkish opposition leader Kemal...

Turkish Helicopter Violates Greek Airspace Over Imia

Α Turkish helicopter violated Greek airspace over the Imia islets in the Dodecanese, twice on Friday. The Greek Ministry of Defense says that a Turkish AB-412 helicopter flew over the islets at an altitude of only 100 feet, at 07:59...