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Zaev: ‘name issue’ solution necessary for NATO entry; predicts ‘positive developments’ from talks
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Zaev: ‘name issue’ solution necessary for NATO entry; predicts ‘positive developments’ from talks

Panos - Apr 10, 2018

The prime minister of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (fYRoM), Zoran Zaev, this week reiterated that his land-locked country…

Greek soldiers fire tracer ammo at Turkish helicopter over island of Ro
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Greek soldiers fire tracer ammo at Turkish helicopter over island of Ro

Panos - Apr 10, 2018

In the latest of a series of Turkish provocations against Greece, which highlights the ongoing tensions between the two countries,…

Military confrontation between Turkey, Greece not an option, Greek foreign minister says
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Military confrontation between Turkey, Greece not an option, Greek foreign minister says

Panos - Apr 09, 2018

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kocias said Monday a military confrontation between Turkey and Greece was not an option and problems…

Turkey calls on EU to condemn Greek MoD Kammenos
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Turkey calls on EU to condemn Greek MoD Kammenos

Panos - Apr 09, 2018

Turkish Minister for EU Affairs Omer Celik posted a number of tweets on his account on Easter Sunday, labelling Greek…

Kotzias, Mogherini & Hahn to visit Skopje after Easter
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Kotzias, Mogherini & Hahn to visit Skopje after Easter

Panos - Apr 05, 2018

Foreign Ministers Nikola Dimitrov and Nikos Kotzias will meet again on April 12thin FYROM, but not in Skopje. If the…

Greek MoD Kammenos warns Turkey: “Greeks will crush you, if you dispute our land”
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Greek MoD Kammenos warns Turkey: “Greeks will crush you, if you dispute our land”

Panos - Apr 05, 2018

“If they have the guts, I dare them to dispute as much as a millimeter of Greek soil”, Greek Minister…

Hellenic Navy to get 4 Mark V SOC vessels from US Navy
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Hellenic Navy to get 4 Mark V SOC vessels from US Navy

Panos - Apr 05, 2018

“At this stage, were are in the process of checking their condition and then the Hellenic Navy is expected to…

Greek DM refers to ‘Midnight Express’ scenario of recycled charges against 2 Greek servicemen
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Greek DM refers to ‘Midnight Express’ scenario of recycled charges against 2 Greek servicemen

Panos - Apr 03, 2018

Athens apparently switched tactics on Monday and ramped up its criticism of official Ankara and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan…

Deciphering Russia’s delivery of tell-Rifaat to Turkey
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Deciphering Russia’s delivery of tell-Rifaat to Turkey

Panos - Apr 02, 2018

While speculation was rife this week about whether Turkey’s next move in Syria would be toward Tell Rifaat or Manbij,…

New petition for release of Greek servicemen denied by Turkish court
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New petition for release of Greek servicemen denied by Turkish court

Panos - Mar 30, 2018

The new objection filed by the lawyers of the two Greek soldiers detained in Turkey has been denied by the…

Two northern Greek metropolitans ask Erdogan to release Greek detained soldiers
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Two northern Greek metropolitans ask Erdogan to release Greek detained soldiers

Panos - Mar 29, 2018

The metropolitans of northern Greece on Tuesday called on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to intervene so that Turkey releases…

Turkish National Security Council says it will not abandon its sovereign “rights” in the Aegean Sea
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Turkish National Security Council says it will not abandon its sovereign “rights” in the Aegean Sea

Panos - Mar 29, 2018

The Turkish National Security Council announced it would not abandon its “territorial sovereign rights” after it convened to discuss the…

Cyprus & Israel conduct joint military exercise
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Cyprus & Israel conduct joint military exercise

Panos - Mar 27, 2018

The planned exercise called “Onisilos-Gideon 1/2018” will take place on Monday 26 March and Wednesday 28 March 28th 2018, by…

Tusk expresses EU concerns to Erdogan over incidents in Aegean, east Med and fate of 2 Greek servicemen
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Tusk expresses EU concerns to Erdogan over incidents in Aegean, east Med and fate of 2 Greek servicemen

Panos - Mar 27, 2018

European Council President Donald Tusk told reporters on Monday evening, after the conclusion of a closely watched EU-Turkey summit in…

Defence Minister Kammenos to Turkey: We will crush you like we did to the Ottoman Empire in the past
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Defence Minister Kammenos to Turkey: We will crush you like we did to the Ottoman Empire in the past

Panos - Mar 26, 2018

Greek Defence Minister Panos Kammenos issued a strict warning to Turkey that Greece would crush anyone who dares to threaten…

Greek female pilot excels in multinational military excercise
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Greek female pilot excels in multinational military excercise

Panos - Mar 23, 2018

When the Hellenic Airf Force announced the plan to host the ‘Iniochos 2018’ joint military excercise, from 13 to 23…

Turkish Foreign Minister Cavusoglu disputes Aegean Sea borders and sovereignty of islands
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Turkish Foreign Minister Cavusoglu disputes Aegean Sea borders and sovereignty of islands

Panos - Mar 22, 2018

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu continued the belligerent rhetoric against Greece by claiming there were no clearly delineated sea borders…

Handelsblatt: Merkel intervenes for the release of two Greek soldiers from Turkish prison
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Handelsblatt: Merkel intervenes for the release of two Greek soldiers from Turkish prison

Panos - Mar 22, 2018

German newspaper “Handelsblatt” reports on the efforts made by Chancellor Angela Merkel for the release of the two Greek servicemen…

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan to talk with US President Donald Trump today
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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan to talk with US President Donald Trump today

Panos - Mar 22, 2018

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will have a phone contact with US President Donald Trump later in the day, as…

President Anastasiades met with Special Representative of the UNSG in Cyprus
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President Anastasiades met with Special Representative of the UNSG in Cyprus

Panos - Mar 21, 2018

The United Nations continue its efforts to arrange a social type meeting between President Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader said…