Tagged: Ankara

Athens sticks to low-profile responses as Ankara ups rhetoric over islets

The fallout from Ankara after the Supreme Court’s decision last week not to extradite eight servicemen to stand trial in Turkey for their alleged role in the failed coup attempt in July, continued on Friday, with Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim disputing Greece’s sovereignty over “130 small and large chunks of rocks in the Aegean.” […]

Kammenos urges Ankara to respect ‘democratic process’

The Supreme Court’s decision on Thursday not to extradite the eight officers that Turkey has accused of treason has added another thorn to the already strained relationship between Athens and Ankara. Defense Minister Panos Kammenos on Saturday shot back at threats by Ankara on Friday to scrap a bilateral migrant deal in response to the […]

After Turkish provocations, EC calls on Ankara to respect member states

Turkey’s escalating rhetoric with regard to Greece’s sovereignty over islets in the eastern Aegean drew a stern response from the European Commission on Friday which called on Ankara “to respect the sovereignty of EU member-states over their sea and air space.” Speaking to reporters, European Commission spokesperson Maja Kocijancic said that the EU is urging […]

Athens and Ankara in ‘war of words’ over Cyprus and putschists

Greece and Turkey have entered a ‘war of words’, after the Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Kotzias associated the recent failed coup in Turkey with the need to abolish the current system of guarantees in Cyprus. Earlier in August the Greek Minister argued that “the information coming to light regarding the involvement of the […]