Konstantinos Koutras

Greek Foreign Ministry: 'Greece Shoulders Both Europe and European Values on Refugee Crisis'

Greek Foreign Ministry spokesperson Konstantinos Koutras on Friday responded to journalists’ questions on latest developments in the European level regarding the refugee/migration crisis: 1. Everyone acknowledges that the dimensions of the current refugee/migration issue greatly exceed the management capabilities of...

Turkish News Website: 156 Greek Islands Belong to Turkey

Not 16, but 156 Turkish islands and islets in the Aegean Sea are occupied by Greece, said a Turkish news website odatv.com report. The report comes after a discussion in Turkish parliament a few weeks ago regarding 16 islands of the...

Greece Responds to Turkish Allegations of Links With Istanbul Prosecutor's Death

The Greek Foreign Ministry spokesperson Konstantinos Koutras has responded to Turkish press allegations linking Greece with a recent terrorist attack in Istanbul that resulted in the death of a senior prosecutor. "The heavy death toll Greece has paid due...

Turkey Warns Greece to Avoid Unilateral Actions and Not to Spoil 'Positive Atmosphere' in Aegean

Ankara has today intensified its attempt to "gray" areas in the Aegean sea, warning Greece not to proceed to unilateral actions that would damage the positive atmosphere between the two countries. The above statement, seen as a clear threat...

Greek Foreign Ministry: 'Turkey Should Keep its Suggestions About Responsible Behavior to Itself'

Turkey should keep its recommendations about responsibility for itself, Foreign Ministry spokesman Konstantinos Koutras said on Sunday, in response to a statement by the Turkish foreign ministry on Saturday calling on the Greek government to "curb the irresponsible behavior"...

Athens Demands That Turkey Respect International Law on Cyprus

Yesterday, Athens issued a strict warning to Ankara: “Either respect International Law concerning Cyprus’s rights over gas and petroleum exploration within its territorial waters and continental shelf, or take the consequences for your EU membership.” Konstantinos Koutras, spokesman for the...

FYROM Official Photographed With Vergina Sun Flag on Mt Olympus

FYROM’s Parliament Vice-President Antonio Milososki tweeted a picture of him and a group of climbers on Sunday, holding a flag with the Vergina Sun symbol after reaching the highest peak of Mount Olympus. Between 1991 and 1995 FYROM used the...

Samaras-Erdogan Meeting In Negative Climate

The meeting between Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held in Newport, Wales, on the sidelines of the NATO Summit, was completed in early afternoon on Friday after lasting 40 minutes, in a rather “negative...

Greece Will Help Find the Remains of Turkish Pilot

Greece is ready to provide any help needed in the search for the remains of a Turkish pilot who reportedly died after a Turkish F-16 fighter jet crashed near the Aegean island of Chios in 1996, Turkish media reported...

Greece Responds to Erdogan's Provocative Statements

The statement made by Turkish Prime Minister, Tayyip Erdogan, that Turkey’s borders reach Thessaloniki, provoked an angry reaction from the Greek government. Responding to a reporter's question about the Turkish Prime Minister’s statements in Kessani, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs...