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Turkey claims Greek frigate harassed Turkish survey ship in Aegean Sea
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Turkey claims Greek frigate harassed Turkish survey ship in Aegean Sea

Panos - Oct 19, 2018

Ankara is escalating its provocations against Greece in the Aegean Sea after the Turkish Foreign Ministry claimed in a statement…

Remains of 573 Greek soldiers that fell during WWII battle interred in military cemetery in Albania
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Remains of 573 Greek soldiers that fell during WWII battle interred in military cemetery in Albania

Panos - Oct 15, 2018

The remains of 573 Greek soldiers that fell during the Greek-Italian war in 1940-41 were interred on Friday during a…

Tsipras call to Zaev; opposition refers to Greek govt as a ‘comedy show’
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Tsipras call to Zaev; opposition refers to Greek govt as a ‘comedy show’

Panos - Oct 02, 2018

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras reportedly spoke by phone late Sunday evening with his counterpart in the former Yugoslav Republic…

Two Greek-Cypriots arrested by Turkish-Cypriot military in UN buffer zone
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Two Greek-Cypriots arrested by Turkish-Cypriot military in UN buffer zone

Panos - Oct 01, 2018

Two Greek-Cypriots were arrested on Saturday afternoon by the occupying Turkish-Cypriot forces of the northern part of the island when…

FYROM referendum: Low voter turnout
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FYROM referendum: Low voter turnout

Panos - Oct 01, 2018

Voting has begun in FYROM on the referendum – where voters must decide whether or not to support a historic…

Impressive Russian frigate docks at Poros island
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Impressive Russian frigate docks at Poros island

Panos - Sep 18, 2018

The impressive Russian frigate “Admiral Essen” docked at Poros on Monday. The state of the art 125 metres-long vessel with…

Russian military aircraft “disappears” during Syria strike attributed to Israel, France
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Russian military aircraft “disappears” during Syria strike attributed to Israel, France

Panos - Sep 18, 2018

Russia’s defence ministry said on Tuesday that one if its military aircraft with 14 people on board disappeared from radar…

Greece impresses with its presence in “Bright Star 2018” military exercise
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Greece impresses with its presence in “Bright Star 2018” military exercise

Panos - Sep 17, 2018

Bright Star is a multinational aeronautical military exercise in the Mediterranean Sea that was established in 1980, after a peace…

Berlin pushing forth with Turkish railway project despite tensions – analysis
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Berlin pushing forth with Turkish railway project despite tensions – analysis

Panos - Sep 14, 2018

Berlin is pushing forward with a deal with Ankara to modernize Turkey’s railways, but faces criticism for its plans to…

Lockheed-Martin’s upgrade program of the Greek F-16s to start Monday
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Lockheed-Martin’s upgrade program of the Greek F-16s to start Monday

Panos - Sep 14, 2018

The upgrade program for 85 F-16 fighter airplanes to the Block 70/72 Viper standard will be formally launched on Monday,…

Turkey begins constructing site for Russian S-400 missile system, despite US warnings
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Turkey begins constructing site for Russian S-400 missile system, despite US warnings

Panos - Sep 10, 2018

Turkey is in the process of constructing a site for a Russian missile system despite warnings from the United States…

Greek army release details of arrest of 2 Turkish servicemen who strayed across border; subsequent return
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Greek army release details of arrest of 2 Turkish servicemen who strayed across border; subsequent return

Panos - Sep 10, 2018

Greece's army general staff on Sunday evening provided details over a bizarre incident before 11 a.m. the same day, when…

Trump: Prespes agreement between “Macedonia” and Greece historic
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Trump: Prespes agreement between “Macedonia” and Greece historic

Panos - Sep 07, 2018

US President Donald Trump issued a congratulatory statement on occasion of the Independence Day of FYROM on September 8, using…

PM Tsipras to meet US Commerce Secretary Ross on Friday
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PM Tsipras to meet US Commerce Secretary Ross on Friday

Panos - Sep 07, 2018

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will meet with US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Friday afternoon, his office announced on Thursday.…

FYROM: Deputy PM Koco Angjushev’s company was bought by the Greek Public Power Corporation!
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FYROM: Deputy PM Koco Angjushev’s company was bought by the Greek Public Power Corporation!

Panos - Sep 06, 2018

The executives of the governments of Greece and FYROM are doing…business as usual? This appears to be the case according…

FYROM PM: Our language and identity will always be “Macedonian”
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FYROM PM: Our language and identity will always be “Macedonian”

Panos - Sep 04, 2018

Only hours after revelations by WikiLeaks about the strategy FYROM had been pursuing since 2008 regarding the name dispute, the…

FyRoM FM optimistc ‘name issue’ agreement will be approved in a referendum
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FyRoM FM optimistc ‘name issue’ agreement will be approved in a referendum

Panos - Sep 03, 2018

The foreign minister of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (fyrom) appeared optimistic over the weekend that a majority of…

Russia to hold large scale military drills in the Mediterranean Sea
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Russia to hold large scale military drills in the Mediterranean Sea

Panos - Aug 31, 2018

Russia will hold a series of military drills in the Mediterranea Sea between September 1 and 8. The drills in…

Turkish fighter pilot flies F-35 in US for the first time
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Turkish fighter pilot flies F-35 in US for the first time

Panos - Aug 30, 2018

The Turkish General Staff announced on Tuesday that a Turkish fighter pilot flew an F-35 aircraft for the first time…

Training plane crashes near Tripolis
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Training plane crashes near Tripolis

Panos - Aug 28, 2018

A T-2 training plane crashed shortly after 8:30 on Tuesday outside Tripoli on its way to Sparta. One of the…