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President Sakallaropoulou Inspects Navy as Greece Mulls Proposals for Frigates

President of the Greece inspected navy fleet vessels in the Saronic Gulf on Friday, as Athens considers the purchase of four new frigates.

Turkey Issues Navtexes Blocking Off Large Swaths of Aegean Sea

In yet another poke in the eye of Greece and NATO, the nation of Turkey on Tuesday issued three new Navtexes, or maritime Telexes, blocking off huge areas of the Aegean Sea. Giving as a reason that Greece had militarized...

Turkish Violations of Greek Airspace Double in Two Years

While Turkey escalates tensions in the Aegean with repeated issuings of illegal NAVTEXes, the amount of Turkish warplane overflights over Greece in 2020 outnumber those that have been made in the past decade. The number of overflights of Turkish fighter...

Greek Foreign Ministry Issues Demarche to Turkey Over New Navtex

Greece's Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias ordered the immediate delivery of a demarche to Turkey over its new illegal Navtex on Wednesday, and he also briefed Greece's allies and partners about Turkey's ongoing illegal behavior, according to a Foreign Ministry announcement. "With...

Greece Protests New Illegal Turkish NAVTEX for Seismic Search Atop its Continental Shelf

In less than 48 hours after the devastating earthquake that hit Turkey and the Greek island of Samos, Ankara issued a new illegal NAVTEX for seismic search inside the Greek continental shelf. The words of friendship and good neighborly relations...

Greek Navy on Alert as Turkey Extends Gas Exploration South of Rhodes

Greece's naval forces are on high alert after Turkey's decision on Saturday to instruct the exploration vessel Oruc Reis to continue surveying for energy reserves in a location south of the Greek island of Rhodes until November 4. This is...

Greek FM Charges Turkey with "Subverting Stability in the Region"

After a meeting with the EU Foreign Affairs Council, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias charged that Turkey is "subverting peace and stability in the region" by way of its most recent provocations. After speaking with European Council minister in Luxembourg,...

UN Calls on Turkey to Revoke Decision to Open Varosha

The United Nations Security Council on Friday called on Turkey to stop unilateral actions in the Eastern Mediterranean and revoke the decision to open the Varosha coastal town in the occupied part of Cyprus. In a statement issued by all...

Turkey Issues New Navtex for Naval Exercise in Waters North of Cyprus

Greek media are reporting that Turkey on Friday issued yet another navigational telex (Navtex) for the Mediterranean, this time for the waters north of Cyprus. Turkey stated that the Navtex was needed as it was intending to undertake naval exercises...

Erdogan Accuses Greece of Sowing Chaos; German FM Heads to Athens, Ankara

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas will be in Athens and Ankara on Tuesday to discuss the situation in the Eastern Mediterranean, as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sends threatening messages to Greece again. In a speech on Monday, Erdogan said...