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EU Warns Turkey Over Violations From Drilling In Greek Waters

The European Union’s top diplomat, Josep Borrell, has urged Turkey to respect the borders of Greece and Cyprus, following its earlier threats to drill for oil and gas inside Greece's territorial waters. Further, Borrell also stated that the EU was...

Mock Dogfight Between Greek, Turkish Jets Captured in Dramatic Video

A video showing Greek fighter jets intercepting two Turkish F-16's which had violated the country's airspace over the Aegean was leaked to the media on Tuesday. The incident, filmed from the cockpit of a Hellenic Air Force Mirage jet, was...

Greece Has Imposed More than €4 Million in Fines for Curfew Violations

Greece's police have been imposing fines on individuals and businesses violating the lockdown for several days now. The total amount of fines imposed throughout Greece until Friday, April 3, amounted to 4,253,700 euros for violations related to the traffic ban...

More than One Hundred Arrested for Violating Coronavirus-Related Emergency Laws

The Greek Police announced on Monday that there had been a total of 127 arrests for violations of measures meant to prevent and contain the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus in Greece. These arrests took place between Thursday, March 12...

Turkish Jets Violate Greek Airspace Five Times on Tuesday

Turkey continued provoking Greece on Tuesday as its fighter jets conducted a total of five unauthorized flights over the eastern Aegean. According to Greek authorities, the first violation of Greek airspace came at 9:47 AM and involved a pair of...

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...

Turkish Violations of Greek Airspace Reach Record Numbers in 2019

The Greek General Staff announced on Tuesday that the number of incidents of Turkish aircraft violating the country's airspace over the Aegean in the first ten months of 2019 has reached 3,954. According to the data released, this constitutes the...

Turkish Aircraft Violates Greek Airspace 30 Times in One Day

Turkish aircraft violated Greece's airspace thirty times on Friday, September 27, Greek Defense sources told media. Two F-16 and two CN235-type aircraft entered Greek airspace in various locations across the Eastern Aegean Sea, violating the country's airspace in the northern,...

Greek Airspace Violations by Turkish Jets Escalate

In a major escalation of provocations, Turkish jets violated Greek national airspace a total of 99 separate times on Tuesday, according to the Hellenic National Defense General Staff (GEETHA). Forty-six of those violations were conducted by fighter jets and the...

Greece, Turkey in War of Words Over Aegean Airspace Violations

On Friday, Greece's Foreign Ministry criticized comments by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan who reportedly said his country will respond every time Greek fighter jets fly over the Aegean. On March 14, Erdogan said that if Greece sends out fighter...