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Official Data Shows Turkey Violated Greek Territorial Waters 2,032 Times in 2019

The number of Turkish violations of Greece's territorial waters rose dramatically this year compared to 2018, according to official data released recently by the Hellenic (Greek) Defense General Staff (GEETHA). According to GEETHA's figures, the Turkish Navy and Turkish Coast Guard...

France, Italy and Cyprus to Conduct Joint Naval Exercises in Eastern Mediterranean

The naval forces of the nations of France, Italy and the Republic of Cyprus will conduct a tripartite maritime cooperation exercise on Thursday called “CYP/FRA/IT 2019,” the Cypriot Ministry of Defense announced on Wednesday. The three European Union nations will conduct...

Libya's Navy Chief Warns: ''I Have Orders to Sink Any Turkish Research Vessel Myself''

Farag el Mahdawi, the Chief of Staff of the Libyan Navy, gave an interview to Greece's ALPHA TV on Monday evening, expressing his strong views against the recent agreement between Ankara and the Tripoli-based government forces of his country. Mahdawi...

Tensions Rise as Turkey Blocks Off Massive Sea Area Between Rhodes and Castellorizo

Turkey continued its seemingly never-ending provocations in the area between Greece's islands of Rhodes and Castellorizo on Monday by issuing a barrage of new Navigational Telexes (NAVTEX). This time, the Turkish Office Of Navigation, Hydrography and Oceanography  unilaterally blocked off...

Military Equipment Goes Missing From Greek Navy Premises on Leros Island

The General Staff of the Greek Navy announced in the early hours of Tuesday that military equipment which had been stockpiled at Leros Naval Technical Installation Service (YNTEL) is now missing. The statement notes that ''In the afternoon hours of Monday, 09...

Greek Foreign Minister Warns ''No One Should Even Think of Coming to Our Waters''

George Katrougalos, Greece's Foreign Minister, gave an interview to THEMA radio station on Thursday, during which he sent a clear and direct message to Turkey. When asked what Greece will do if Ankara brings any of its drilling ships inside the...

Turkey Blocks Sea Area South of Greece's Castellorizo by Issuing New NAVTEX

Turkey issued a new NAVTEX (Navigational Telex) on Friday, officially blocking off the sea area south of Greece’s territorial waters within the small archipelago of Castellorizo, east of Rhodes. Turkey intends to block off the sea area for the days of Friday,...

Greece Impresses With Its Presence in 'Bright Star 2018' Military Exercise

Bright Star is a multinational aeronautical military exercise in the Mediterranean Sea that was established in 1980, after a peace agreement was signed a year earlier in USA’s Camp David between Egypt and Israel under Jimmy Carter’s administration. Since then,...

First Instance Court Commences Civil Suit of Navy Officer Against Former PM Papandreou Over Pre-Election Pledges

On Thursday a First Instance Court discussed a civil lawsuit filed by a retired Lieutenant of the Navy against former prime minister George Papandreou, in which he is requesting compensation totaling 260,000 euros for moral damage suffered from the latter’s...

How Canadian Navy Sailors Brought Christmas Joy to an Orphanage in Chania, Greece

The Lookout navy newspaper reported that Canada's Navy Vessel, the Charlottetown is "currently deployed on Operation Reassurance in support of NATO’s assurance and deterrence measures...and assigned NATO tasks." But that's not all that this vessel and her crew accomplished over the...