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Turkish Defense Minister Akar Accuses Greece of Multiple Violations Against Turkey

The Defense Minister of Turkey Hulusi Akar accused Greece of several violations against Turkey, according to a report from Greece's Kathimerini Daily on Saturday. Akar not only accused Athens of violating Turkey's airspace, but he also claimed that Greece violates...

New Clashes Erupt in Evros; Migrants Throw Petrol Bombs Over to Greek Side

Fresh clashes erupted at the Greek-Turkish border in Evros on Wednesday evening, when migrants set fires, threw Molotov cocktails over to the Greek side and tried once again to pull the border fence down. Greek and combined European forces which...

Tensions in Evros Continue, MEPs Ask Commission to Solve Border Crisis

New tensions broke out on Saturday evening near Kastanies, the town on the Greek-Turkish border in Evros. Following a few hours of peace and quiet, chemicals were thrown onto Greek soil from the Turkish side of the border fence, and...

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 Calls Extraordinary Council for Foreign Affairs and Defense Amid Border Tensions

The Greek government announced on Sunday that it will call an extraordinary Government Council for Foreign Affairs and Defense in Athens, amid rising tensions on the country's border with Turkey. The meeting, which will be held at 18:00 local time...

Egypt Sides With Greece, Calls Turkey-Libya Deal "Void and Non-Existent"

In a letter sent recently to the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and President of the Security Council Kelly Craft, the nation of Egypt sided with Greece and renounced the two memoranda signed between the government of Tripoli,...

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...

''Avoid Provocations or You'll Pay a Heavy Price'', Turkey's Akar Warns Greece

In a statement made on Wednesday, Greece's Admiral Evangelos Apostolakis' said ''if Turkish forces land on a rocky islet in the Aegean, it will be razed.'' In response, Hulusi Akar, Turkey's Defence Minister said that ''everyone should avoid provocations'' adding that...