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Turkish Ships Prolong their Stay in Greek Waters through September 1

Turkey has decided to prolong the stay of the Oruc Reis survey vessel in the Greek continental shelf until September 1, after a new navigational advisory it issued on Thursday. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and other senior officials said...

Greece Responds to Illegal Turkish NAVTEX with Aeronautical Exercise

Greece responded to the extension of the illegal Turkish NAVTEX with its own advisory for a big aeronautical exercise within the Greek continental shelf in the wider area of ​​SE Crete, Karpathos, Rhodes and South Kastelorizo. According to Hellenic National...

Turkey Extends Illegal NAVTEX for Gas Exploration in the Aegean

Turkey on Sunday announced a four-day extension of the illegal NAVTEX for gas exploration inside Greece's continental shelf, according to ANA-MPA. The previous NAVTEX which expired on Sunday (today) was extended with Turkish seismic vessel Oruc Reis sailing southwest accompanied...

PM Mitsotakis Tells CNN Turkish Behavior Threatens Stability of Eastern Mediterranean

In a Wednesday television interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis spoke at length about Turkey's continued aggression in the Eastern Mediterranean, declaring that it must stop its continued provocations before any talks can take place...

Greece's National Security Adviser Resigns Over Comments Made About Oruc Reis

Vice Admiral Alexandros Diakopoulos, the National Security Adviser to Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, has tendered his resignation after disagreement and confusion reigned after the comments he made regarding Turkey's oil and gas exploration vessel the Oruc Reis. The resignation of...

EU Chief Michel Declares "All Options on Table" Regarding Turkey

The sharp increase in tensions between Greece and Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean was addressed by EU President Charles Michel on Wednesday, after a teleconference called in Brussels to address the ongoing unrest in Belarus. The EU head placed the...

Greek Defense Minister Speaks with Frigate Captain Involved in Turkish Collision

Greek Defense Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos on Tuesday spoke with the captain of the Limnos, the Greek frigate which collided with a ship belonging to the Turkish Navy last week. This is seen as official confirmation that the incident occurred, as...

Extraordinary EU Security Council Summit Gives Full Support to Greece

Greek Foreign Minister Dendias addressed an extraordinary meeting of the EU Security Council on Friday afternoon, during which he showed photographs of the collision which took place this week after Greek and Turkish naval vessels operated in the same...

Erdogan Casts Wild Accusations at Greece, Charges Turkish Ship Attacked

In what is largely being seen as a last-ditch bid to win more personal approval from his own public, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan charged late on Thursday that Greece had "attacked" the Turkish oil and gas exploration ship...

EU Council President, Merkel Speak with Erdogan; Reportedly "In Favor of Dialogue"

It was reported in Greek media today that European Union Council President Charles Michel held a telephone conversation with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to information disclosed by EU Council spokesman Barend Leyts. The call occurred amid sharply-rising tensions...