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European Commission Reacts to Turkish Provocations Against Greece

The European Commission reacted to the continuous Turkish provocations against Greece, with spokesperson Maja Kocijancic urging Turkey to avoid "friction" or "threat." The EC official spoke to EurActiv saying that, "The EU urges Turkey to avoid any kind of source...

Turkey Asks for Demilitarization of Greek Island

Turkey continues its provocations in the Aegean by issuing a new NOTAM on Friday asking for the demilitarization of the Greek island of Kasos. The NOTAM says that one of the three ares in which Greece is conducting military exercises...

Foreign Ministry Calls Turkish Claims Over Aegean Islands ‘Provocative’ and ‘Irresponsible’

Greek sovereignty over the Aegean islands is indisputable and backed by international law, the country’s foreign ministry said on Thursday, in response to a new series of statements by Turkish officials who questioned the legal status of several islands...

Irredentist Rhetoric Continues as Turkish FM Claims 'Imia Is Turkish Land'

As tensions between Greece and Turkey continues to rise over several issues, one topic that continues to come up is Turkey's claims that dozens of Greek islands are in fact Turkish property. On Wednesday Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu spoke in...

Greece Concerned Over Continuous Turkish Provocations in Aegean

Greece's defense and foreign ministries are concerned over the continuous violations of Greek airspace by Turkish fighter jets. Diplomatic sources say that the recent reopening of the file of the death of a Turkish pilot who was killed over the...

Five German Far-Rightists Injured in Athens Brawl

Five German nationals were injured late on Thursday during a brawl with Greek residents of a squat in the central Athens area of Monastiraki. The Germans are allegedly members of extreme-rightist groups who are in Athens in order to participate...

Greek Defense Minister Lays Wreath While Turkish Jet Fighters Fly Above

Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos was flying over the Imia islet to lay a wreath on the place where three men of the Hellenic Navy lost their lives, while two Turkish jet fighters were flying overhead, violating Greek airspace. The...

Turkish F-16 Over Greek Islet While Defense Minister Lays Wreath in Navy Officers Memory

A Turkish F-16 fighter jet appeared in the skies near the Greek islet of Imia on Friday as new Defense Minister Panos Kammenos was aboard a helicopter to lay a wreath in memory of three Greek Navy aviators killed during the...

Remembering The Rocks of Imia, 18 Years Later

It was an incident that almost brought Greece and Turkey to war in a dispute over who owned the two uninhabited rocky islets of Imia, and cost the lives of three crew members of a Greek Navy helicopter who...

Simitis President of Greek Republic in 2015?

Costas Simitis, former Greek prime minister (1996-2004) and PASOK leader, aims for the presidency of the Greek Republic in spring of 2015, according to his intimate circle. This is the reason behind his more and more frequent appearances in...