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Greece To Re-Bury Turkish Corpses From Ottoman Era

Greek authorities announced that they will rebury Turkish corpses from 1923 that were unearthed in the northwest province of Chalkidiki.

Turkey Provokes Greece by Demanding Change in Border Treaty

Turkey provoked Greece by calling on Monday for a renegotiation of the Lausanne Treaty 1923, which set the borders between the countries.

Turkey Accuses Greece Over Muslim Minority's Issues, Athens Responds With Tough Statement

The spokesperson of the Turkish Foreign Ministry Hami Aksoy issued a statement on Friday in regard to religious issues of the Muslim minority in Greece's region of Western Thrace, with Athens responding by issuing a tough statement on Saturday. ''Greece...

Turkish Opposition Leader: 18 Aegean Islands Under Greek Occupation

In an interview with a local newspaper, Turkish opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu attacked president Recep Tayyip Erdogan for choosing to dispute the Lausanne treaty and not the "18 Aegean islands the Greeks have under occupation." This is not the first...

Cyprus: Erdogan Statement on Lausanne Treaty 'Not in the Right Direction'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's statement on the Lausanne Treaty, is not in the right direction, Cypriot government spokesman Nikos Christodoulides said on Thursday. "It definitely was not a statement in the right direction, taking into account the Greek government's...

Greek and Turkish Presidents Clash Over 1923 Treaty and Muslim Minority (update)

The visit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Athens started in controversy as he clashed with his Greek counterpart Prokopis Pavlopoulos during introductory remarks at the presidential Palace in Athens. In his welcoming remarks, Pavlopoulos made a point of...

Turkish Foreign Minister Disputes Lausanne Treaty Regarding the Aegean

Turkey will not accept de facto situations in the Aegean, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday, adding that problems between Greece and Turkey should be resolved under international law. Cavusoglu made the statement in response to a question...

Greek Foreign Ministry: Turkish Navy in Agathonisi Is 'Flagrant Violation of International Law'

The violation of Greek territorial waters from Turkish Navy vessels in the area of Agathonisi on Monday constitutes a "flagrant violation of international law,” the Greek Foreign Ministry said in a statement. “It is clear that there are forces in...

New Incident Between Greek and Turkish Coast Guards off Imia Island

A new incident between a boat of the Hellenic Coast Guard and another boat of the Turkish Coast guard was reported today by Ihlas Haber Ajansi news agency. According to reports, the two vessels exchanged communication, both sides requesting the...

More Armed Turkish Jets Violate Greek Airspace

There were a total of four violations of Greece's airspace by Turkish jets on Tuesday, authorities report. Two jets flying in formation and one singular jet entered the airspace near the inlet of Panagia. The jets were flying some 25,000 feet above...