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US warns Greece not to harbor Iranian tanker
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US warns Greece not to harbor Iranian tanker

Panos - Aug 21, 2019

An Iranian oil tanker that was held for six weeks in Gibraltar is thought to be heading for Greece, but…

Are Greece are Turkey on a collision path over East Med natural resources?
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Are Greece are Turkey on a collision path over East Med natural resources?

Panos - Aug 13, 2019

The Hellenic Armed Forces are on high alert in the face of Turkey’s stated intentions to move forward with seismic…

Greek Defence Minister sends clear message aimed at Turkey: We have a terrifying security umbrella
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Greek Defence Minister sends clear message aimed at Turkey: We have a terrifying security umbrella

Panos - Aug 08, 2019

The Hellenic Armed Forces provide a powerful, terrifying security umbrella, National Defence Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos said from Larissa in central…

What Is the Future of the Israel-Greece-Cyprus Partnership?
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What Is the Future of the Israel-Greece-Cyprus Partnership?

Panos - Jul 30, 2019

By cooperating to advance shared interests, the troika of Greece, Israel, and Cyprus can make an enormous contribution to regional…

Defense Minister Panagiotopoulos on Turkish Moves: ”We’re Not Afraid”
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Defense Minister Panagiotopoulos on Turkish Moves: ”We’re Not Afraid”

Panos - Jul 26, 2019

Newly-named Greek Minister of Defense Nikos Panagiotopoulos gave a press conference on Thursday in which he commented on the actions…

More than 170 firefighters battle large wildfire in Greece By ASSOCIATED PRESS
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More than 170 firefighters battle large wildfire in Greece By ASSOCIATED PRESS

Panos - Jul 25, 2019

Greek authorities say more than 170 firefighters are battling to contain a large wildfire north of Athens that forced the…

S-400s could ruin F-35 stealth capabilities, ex-Turkish army chief says
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S-400s could ruin F-35 stealth capabilities, ex-Turkish army chief says

Panos - Jul 24, 2019

Turkey may unwittingly ruin the stealth capabilities of NATO’s top fighter jet, jeopardizing a $1.5 trillion program, should it purchase…

Russia: Crimean shipyards ready to produce speed boats for Greece
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Russia: Crimean shipyards ready to produce speed boats for Greece

Panos - Jul 23, 2019

Shipbuilding companies in Crimea are ready to fulfill orders for Greek companies, said Crimean “Minister of Industrial Policy” Andrey Vasyut,…

Netherlands stepping up F-35 purchase after Turkey’s ejection from program
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Netherlands stepping up F-35 purchase after Turkey’s ejection from program

Panos - Jul 22, 2019

The Netherlands is stepping up its purchase of the F-35 fighter jets by adding another eight or nine jets to…

Turkey Might Lose the F-35 Thanks to Buying Russia’s S-400 System. So What About Greece?
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Turkey Might Lose the F-35 Thanks to Buying Russia’s S-400 System. So What About Greece?

Panos - Jul 19, 2019

The Trump administration has signaled its intention to kick Turkey out of the F-35 program. White House press secretary Stephanie…

Pompeo-Dendias meeting: Athens calls for a clear condemnation of the Turkish provocations
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Pompeo-Dendias meeting: Athens calls for a clear condemnation of the Turkish provocations

Panos - Jul 18, 2019

Greece is a pillar of stability in the eastern Mediterranean and the Balkans and is a major ally of the…

Trump cuts off F-35 for Turkey & lawmakers say sanctions are coming
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Trump cuts off F-35 for Turkey & lawmakers say sanctions are coming

Panos - Jul 17, 2019

After days of silence about whether Turkey will be punished for accepting a Russian-made air defense system, U.S. President Donald…

EU signals sanctions on Turkey over Cyprus drilling
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EU signals sanctions on Turkey over Cyprus drilling

Panos - Jul 12, 2019

The European Union will put on hold high-level talks with Ankara and negotiations on an air transport agreement, as well…

Greek Foreign Affairs Ministry condemns illegal Turkish actions in Cypriot waters
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Greek Foreign Affairs Ministry condemns illegal Turkish actions in Cypriot waters

Panos - Jul 10, 2019

The Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the illegal drilling committed by Turkey in the Cypriot continental shelf. Using a…

Turkey transports tanks to occupied Cyprus in secret
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Turkey transports tanks to occupied Cyprus in secret

Panos - Jul 05, 2019

Turkey has reportedly transported 42 German Leopard-2A4 tanks to Kythrea in Turkish-occupied northern Cyprus in a secret operation. As Defence-point.com…

Turkey provokes Greece in repeated statements: “Avoid provocative statements & behaviors”!
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Turkey provokes Greece in repeated statements: “Avoid provocative statements & behaviors”!

Panos - Jun 27, 2019

In statements shortly before leaving for Japan and the G20 summit where he will meet with Donald Trump and Vladimir…

Ankara Threatened EU Not to Take Sides on Turkish Drilling Activity in Cyprus’ EEZ
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Ankara Threatened EU Not to Take Sides on Turkish Drilling Activity in Cyprus’ EEZ

Panos - Jun 24, 2019

Turkish diplomats sent a ”non-paper” to all EU capitals but Cyprus on June 16, warning them not to take sides…

Greece rejects Turkish claims over Muslim minority religious rights violations
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Greece rejects Turkish claims over Muslim minority religious rights violations

Panos - Jun 24, 2019

Greece on Saturday denied Turkish accusations saying a newly established governmental body would appoint the religious leaders of the Muslim…

Tsipras to Tusk: European Council should strongly condemn Turkey
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Tsipras to Tusk: European Council should strongly condemn Turkey

Panos - Jun 19, 2019

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called European Council President Donald Tusk to unambiguously condemn Turkey’s actions in the Cypriot EEZ during…

US: Greece is interested in buying F-35 jets
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US: Greece is interested in buying F-35 jets

Panos - Jun 12, 2019

Greece is among the countries interested in acquiring the U.S. F-35 fighter jets according to Admiral Mathias Winter, head of…