Turkish Navy

Fireships: How Greece’s Daring Sailors Fought the Turkish Fleet

The fireships were a weapon of necessity used by the skilled sailors of the Greek navy to a devastating, asymmetric effect during the Greek War of Independence.

Greek Opposition Leader Tsipras Calls for Clarification on Turkish Threat

  Speaking in Parliament on Wednesday, main opposition SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras called on Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis to officially brief the Greek nation and the political party leaders on the latest developments concerning Turkey, while accusing him of acting...

Turkish Navy Ship Sails Through Corinth Canal (photos, video)

The Turkish navy minesweeper "Anamur" sailed through the Corinth canal on Sunday. Although this is not the first time that a Turkish ship used the canal, local site Korinthostv.gr reports that Anamur crossed without having raised the NATO flag. The vessel...

Greek Foreign Ministry: Turkish Navy in Agathonisi Is 'Flagrant Violation of International Law'

The violation of Greek territorial waters from Turkish Navy vessels in the area of Agathonisi on Monday constitutes a "flagrant violation of international law,” the Greek Foreign Ministry said in a statement. “It is clear that there are forces in...

Turkish Navy Carries Out Gunnery Exercise Near Greek Island

Turkish patrol boat "Kusadasi" violated Greek waters and carried out a gunnery exercise two miles east of Greek island Farmakonisi on Friday morning, leaving after the appearance of a Greek Navy gunboat. The Turkish Navy warship started fire with real ammunition...

Turkish Sailor Arrested at Port of Elefsina Greece for Spying

  The Hellenic coast guard was alerted on February 1, of a crew member aboard the Turkish Navy Ship "MAKBULE ANA" who had been photographing the Salamis Naval Base during transit in the area of Perama, Pireaus. Arrested at the Elefsina...

Turkey Denies that 14 Ships Still Missing After Botched Coup

Turkey's navy is reportedly unable to account for 14 ships that may be on their way to Greece according to the Times, however, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus denied naval vessels are unaccounted for. The missing ships were...

Turkish Gunboat Violates Greek Territorial Waters for Several Minutes Off Agathonisi

The Turkish side has proceeded to yet another provocation earlier this (Friday) morning. Specifically, the gunboat “TCG POYRAZ” which was taking part in the Turkish Navy scheduled training program for the first quarter of 2015, entered the Greek territorial...

Turkish Warships Pass Greek Islands

The Turkish Navy was again provocative as, for the second time this week, two Turkish warships passed by eight Greek islands. The missile ship ZIPKIN and the frigate YILDIRIM entered and violated the national territorial waters between Mykonos, Naxos, Syros,...