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Are Greece-Turkey Talks Doomed to Fail?

The Greece-Turkey talks are more likely than not to fail, analysts say, as the two sides prepare for recommencing negotiations on January 25, after a  five-year hiatus. The exploratory talks between the neighboring countries will take place in Istanbul, as...

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...

Turkish Fake News Presents Defense Minister Akar Flying Over Greece's Aegean Sea (video)

The Greek Defense Ministry refuted a Turkish report and video showing the neighboring country's Defense Minister Hulusi Akar allegedly flying over the Aegean Sea in a training jet. On Tuesday, the Turkish newspaper Hurriyet reported that Akar had flown over the...

Greece Remembers Hero Pilot Who Died Defending Country's Skies

It was 13 years ago today that the name of Konstantinos Iliakis joined those of Greek military personnel over the years who fell in the line of duty while protecting the country. It was 23 May 2006 when the 35-year-old...

Every Night There Is War in the Aegean, Says Greece's Navy Chief

"Every night there is war going on in the Aegean," said Hellenic Navy Commander in Chief Admiral Nikos Tsounis on Friday. The Navy chief spoke to the Athens Macedonian News Agency (AMNA) referring to the ongoing violations of Greek territorial...

Barrage of Greek Airspace Violations by Turkish Fighter Jets

A new barrage of provocative violations of Greek airspace by Turkish fighter jets took place on Thursday over the Aegean, with Greek Air Force planes forced to intercept, resulting in a virtual jet fight. Specifically, Turkish aircraft made 43 violations...

Turkish Jets Violate Greek Airspace After 'Coup Soldiers' Release

Greece's air force on Tuesday recorded six airspace violations over the Aegean by Turkish fighter jets, a day after the release of the last of eight Turkish asylum seekers and provocative statements from Ankara. A formation of Turkish aircraft consisting of...

Turkish Fighter Jets Violate Greek Airspace 56 Times in a Single Day

Turkish fighter jets violated Greek airspace over the Aegean 56 times on Tuesday, making such incidents an almost daily phenomenon. According to the Greek Ministry of National Defense, the air force recorded 56 violations of national airspace in the Northeast,...

Turkish Jet Fighters Harass Helicopter Carrying Greek PM Tsipras over Aegean

Two Turkish fighter jets flying at 10,000 feet just outside Greek airspace approached a helicopter carrying Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and asked the pilot for a flight plan. According to ANT1 television, aboard the helicopter was the General Chief...

Turkish F-4 Fighter Jets Fly over Greek Airspace

Ankara continues provocations in the Aegean as Turkish F-4 fighter jets flew over Panagia and Oinousses islands on Wednesday afternoon. The overflight was at a height of 12,500 feet, with Greece responding immediately. A pair of Greek F-16 took off from Lemnos and...