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New Turkish provocation: “We are ready with 60 ships”
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New Turkish provocation: “We are ready with 60 ships”

Panos - Nov 03, 2020

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar is trying again to maintain the temperature of the Greek-Turkish relations close to boiling point, stressing…

Sergey Lavrov: Every state has the right to extend its sea borders to 12 nautical miles
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Sergey Lavrov: Every state has the right to extend its sea borders to 12 nautical miles

Panos - Oct 26, 2020

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on matters the demarcation of the coastal zone between neighbouring countries, a resolution should be…

France should be granted concession of the Leros naval port, former Greek Defence Minister says
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France should be granted concession of the Leros naval port, former Greek Defence Minister says

Panos - Oct 26, 2020

The former Greek Defence Minister Panos Panagiotopoulos proposed Greece should grant the concession of the naval base of Leros to the French…

The Greek Armed Forces on high alert (photos)
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The Greek Armed Forces on high alert (photos)

Panos - Oct 21, 2020

The Greek Armed Forces are sending a clear message completing the large-scale diplomatic counterattack of Greece against Turkey, with the clear objective…

Oruc Reis Navtex to be extended, Turkish newspaper reports
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Oruc Reis Navtex to be extended, Turkish newspaper reports

Panos - Oct 21, 2020

According to the pro-Erdogan newspaper Yeni Safak, the Navtex for research vessel Oruc Reis will be extended. “Oruc Reis continues its investigations, heading…

This is the new armored “Guardian” of the Greek Army
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This is the new armored “Guardian” of the Greek Army

Panos - Oct 15, 2020

Greece is expected to acquire the M1117 Guardian armored vehicles from the USA at a bargain price. The “green light” for…

Erdogan amazingly says Greece is escalating tensions, not Turkey
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Erdogan amazingly says Greece is escalating tensions, not Turkey

Panos - Oct 13, 2020

As the Turkish research vessel, Oruc Reis has sailed close to the Greek island of Kastellorizo, causing the general condemnation of Turkey’s…

Washington should stop pretending that Turkey is an ally – Analysis
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Washington should stop pretending that Turkey is an ally – Analysis

Panos - Oct 12, 2020

President Donald Trump’s willingness to criticize America’s traditional allies has generated a fierce backlash. Members of the infamous Blob, the…

Former Secretary of the Turkish MoD: “Greece occupies our islands, like Armenia occupies Nagorno-Karabakh”
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Former Secretary of the Turkish MoD: “Greece occupies our islands, like Armenia occupies Nagorno-Karabakh”

Panos - Oct 07, 2020

“Just as Armenia occupied Nagorno-Karabakh militarily, so did Greece occupy our 17 islands in the Aegean Sea,” former Secretary-General of the Turkish Ministry of…

Mitsotakis: Turkey must close the way to the crisis & open the way to a solution
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Mitsotakis: Turkey must close the way to the crisis & open the way to a solution

Panos - Oct 06, 2020

The Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and the Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, gave a joint press conference after their meeting at…

President Erdogan sends letter to EU leaders ahead of EU Summit on Turkey
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President Erdogan sends letter to EU leaders ahead of EU Summit on Turkey

Panos - Sep 30, 2020

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sent a new letter to European leaders – except PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Cypriot President Nikos Anastasiadis – on the…

Hellenic Air Force: How low can you go? (video)
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Hellenic Air Force: How low can you go? (video)

Panos - Sep 28, 2020

In the last few days a video from an Helenic Air Force Base has gone viral. It demonstrates the level…

Athens reacts strongly to the Turkish provocation in Kastellorizo: “Those responsible should be brought to justice”
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Athens reacts strongly to the Turkish provocation in Kastellorizo: “Those responsible should be brought to justice”

Panos - Sep 28, 2020

A statement condemning the insult of the Greek flag in Kastellorizo ​​by Turkish nationalists was issued by the Greek Foreign Ministry, noting that actions…

Ideology & not just energy, explains Turkey’s Mediterranean disruptions – Analysis
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Ideology & not just energy, explains Turkey’s Mediterranean disruptions – Analysis

Panos - Sep 27, 2020

Over the next few days, European Union leaders will meet to discuss potential sanctions against Turkey based on Ankara’s aggressive energy claims…

The Rafale Is Much More Agile Than The F-35
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The Rafale Is Much More Agile Than The F-35

Panos - Sep 22, 2020

Greece recently agreed for the procurement of 18 French Rafale multi-role jet fighters, as part of its new military program…

European Parliament blasts Turkey in resolution calling for immediate end of illegal actions against Greece
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European Parliament blasts Turkey in resolution calling for immediate end of illegal actions against Greece

Panos - Sep 18, 2020

With 601 votes in favor, 57 against and 36 abstentions, the Plenary Session of the European Parliament adopted a resolution…

Turkish media calls for blockading of Greek islands of Lesvos and Limnos
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Turkish media calls for blockading of Greek islands of Lesvos and Limnos

Panos - Sep 17, 2020

In the latest of the ongoing provocations by Turkish media against Greece, pro-government newspaper “Turkiye” has called for a “blockade”…

Aegean On Edge: Greek & Turkish Military Strength Compared (infographic)
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Aegean On Edge: Greek & Turkish Military Strength Compared (infographic)

Panos - Sep 15, 2020

In recent weeks, tension has been growing in the Aegean Sea amid a Greek and Turkish argument over energy reserves…

Mike Pompeo and Cavusoglu talk Cyprus, East Mediterranean over phone
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Mike Pompeo and Cavusoglu talk Cyprus, East Mediterranean over phone

Panos - Sep 15, 2020

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoglu had a phone contact with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo today. Among the topics…

Oruc Reis back in Antalya – Greek President Sakellaropoulou in Kastellorizo
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Oruc Reis back in Antalya – Greek President Sakellaropoulou in Kastellorizo

Panos - Sep 14, 2020

The Turkish research vessel Oruc Reis and the support vessels Ataman and Gengiz, which left the area of ​​the Cypriot…