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Erdogan Criticizes Greece After Turkish Vessel Crosses Continental Shelf

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, spoke out against Greece on Saturday, August 15, regarding the country's interest in the Eastern Mediterranean, the Aegean as well as Libya. In an official statement, Erdogan emphasized how Turkey would not back down to...

Greece Begins Joint Maneuvers with France South of Crete

Amid tensions with Turkey, Greek defense forces began a joint military exercise with French forces in the eastern Mediterranean on Thursday. Today's exercise south of the Greek island of Crete was the first manifestation of French President Emmanuel Macron’s commitment...

Turkish Jets Commit 50 New Violations of Greek Airspace

Greek military authorities recently announced that Turkish jets had committed a total of 50 new violations in the country's national airspace just on one day, Thursday, July 2. The violations were reported to have occurred within the northeastern, central and...

Ankara Accuses Greece of Violating Lausanne Treaty in Aegean Islands

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar accused Greece on Thursday of violating the Treaty of Lausanne by keeping troops on the islands of the Eastern Aegean Sea. Speaking with the opposition Sozcu newspaper, Akar said that ''We do not threaten Greece but...

Greek Army Publishes Video Showing Actions During Evros Border Crisis

The Hellenic (Greek) National Defense General Staff (GEETHA) published a video on Wednesday showing the timeline of the events that led up to the recent border crisis in Evros. The Evros crisis began in late February, when the Turkish leadership...

Barrage of Turkish F-16 Overflights Recorded in Eastern Aegean

The Hellenic (Greek) National Defense General Staff, or GEETHA, announced on Friday afternoon that a series of overflights conducted by Turkish F-16 fighter jets above Greek islands were recorded on Friday. More specifically, in a total period of just twenty-one minutes,...

Ex-Premier Tsipras Slams Turkey's Erdogan, Declares Greeks Are United as One

Following the escalation of Turkish provocations on Wednesday, Greece's main Opposition SYRIZA party and its leader, Alexis Tsipras, issued two separate statements with stark warnings against Ankara and its behavior. ''The latest incidents constitute an unprecedented and dangerous escalation,'' Tsipras...

Tear Gas From Turkey Thrown to Greece; Greek Police Officer Injured

Tensions on Greece's border with Turkey in Evros continued on Sunday, with tear gas canisters lobbed over the fence from the Turkish side leaving a Greek police officer injured. The police officer was injured during a new round of clashes between...

Greece Defends Borders as Erdogan Opens the Gates: Live Updates

Greek security forces are attempting to stop thousands of refugees and migrants from entering Greece after Turkey's declaration that it will no longer stem the migrant flow out of their country. Since Friday, the number of migrants has surged...

Thousands of Refugees Waiting to Cross Into Greece As Turkey Opens Borders

Thousands of refugees and migrants remain behind a wire fence on the Greek-Turkish border in Evros, hoping to cross to the Greek side of the border. The country has been constantly strengthening its border with police and military forces from...