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Turkish asylum requests on the rise
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Turkish asylum requests on the rise

Panos - Mar 24, 2017

An increasing number of Turkish nationals have been finding their way to Greece since the failed coup attempt in the…

Cavusoglu: There will be “Holy Wars” in Europe soon
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Cavusoglu: There will be “Holy Wars” in Europe soon

Panos - Mar 16, 2017

According to Melvut Cavusoglu there is no real difference between the political parties in the Netherlands as they all have…

Kotzias says US, Greece on same page after Washington visit
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Kotzias says US, Greece on same page after Washington visit

Panos - Mar 16, 2017

Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias told reporters shortly before returning to Athens from a visit to Washington on Wednesday that the…

Kotzias meets Trump’s top security adviser
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Kotzias meets Trump’s top security adviser

Panos - Mar 15, 2017

Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias discussed the key role Greece can play to help maintain stability in a fragile geopolitical environment…

Kotzias and Tillerson discuss Greek energy prospects
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Kotzias and Tillerson discuss Greek energy prospects

Panos - Mar 14, 2017

Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias stressed the important role Greece can play as a pillar of stability in a volatile region…

Kotzias: We have concrete relations with the Trump administration which we will develop
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Kotzias: We have concrete relations with the Trump administration which we will develop

Panos - Mar 13, 2017

“I hope that I will manage to further promote the development of the GreeK-US relations with other Ministers as well,…

Terse retort from Athens as Ankara ratchets ups rhetoric
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Terse retort from Athens as Ankara ratchets ups rhetoric

Panos - Mar 10, 2017

A further escalation in provocative rhetoric by Ankara this week prompted a terse response from Athens on Thursday. “Knowing international…

Spain backstabbed Greece by adopting Turkey’s claims on the Aegean!
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Spain backstabbed Greece by adopting Turkey’s claims on the Aegean!

Panos - Mar 09, 2017

According to the web-page “Armynow.net”, in a rather hostile and unexpected move, Spain through its Hydrographic Service, announced that the…

Frankfurt was CIA hacking base, says Wikileaks
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Frankfurt was CIA hacking base, says Wikileaks

Panos - Mar 08, 2017

Wikileaks released a new batch of files associated to CIA classified documents on Tuesday. The whistleblower site also revealed that…

Anastasiades blames Turkey for impasse in Cyprus peace talks
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Anastasiades blames Turkey for impasse in Cyprus peace talks

Panos - Mar 08, 2017

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades has blamed Turkey for an impasse in talks to reunify the Mediterranean island which were interrupted…

Kotzias will meet with Tillerson on March 13th
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Kotzias will meet with Tillerson on March 13th

Panos - Mar 06, 2017

The Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Kotzias will have a meeting with Rex Tillerson on March 13th in Washington.…

Black Hawk helicopters arrive in Thessaloniki for Greek-US exercise
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Black Hawk helicopters arrive in Thessaloniki for Greek-US exercise

Panos - Feb 28, 2017

Eight UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters and more than 70 containers filled with equipment have arrived at the main port of…

Turkish extreme-right party leader to Greece: Remember what happened in 1922
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Turkish extreme-right party leader to Greece: Remember what happened in 1922

Panos - Feb 28, 2017

The leader of the extreme right Turkish Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), Devlet Bahceli openly threatened Greece that if its army…

Kotzias: Turkey should not misread our tolerance as a weakness
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Kotzias: Turkey should not misread our tolerance as a weakness

Panos - Feb 22, 2017

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias said Greece must be ready for any kind of provocation by Turkey. In an interview…

Cyprus spokesman says Akinci’s decision to leave meeting was pre-determined
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Cyprus spokesman says Akinci’s decision to leave meeting was pre-determined

Panos - Feb 17, 2017

Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci’s decision to leave the meeting with Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades on Thursday was pre-determined, the…

Turkish vessel opens fire
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Turkish vessel opens fire

Panos - Feb 17, 2017

A Turkish military patrol boat fired shots early Friday morning in the area around the eastern Aegean island of Farmakonisi,…

Greek pilots better than Turks, says HAF Chief of Staff
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Greek pilots better than Turks, says HAF Chief of Staff

Panos - Feb 10, 2017

“We are simply better than the Turks”, said the Chief of the Hellenic Air Force General Staff, Lieutenant General Christos…

Report: Possible Greek interest in F-35
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Report: Possible Greek interest in F-35

Panos - Feb 08, 2017

Greece defense ministry has reportedly commenced procedures to upgrade the Hellenic Air Force's fleet of US-made F-16s, whereas "interest" was…

Turkish airforce violates Greek airspace 16 times
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Turkish airforce violates Greek airspace 16 times

Panos - Feb 08, 2017

The Turkish air-force violated Greek airspace on 16 occasions and committed 2 infringements of the Athens flight information region (FIR)…

Turkey accuses Greek PM of going back on his word over servicemen
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Turkey accuses Greek PM of going back on his word over servicemen

Panos - Feb 07, 2017

Turkey insisted Monday that Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras went back on a promise he made to Turkish President Recep Tayyip…