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US advises citizens to avoid Turkey due to terrorism
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US advises citizens to avoid Turkey due to terrorism

Panos - Apr 15, 2019

The US State Department issued a Level 3 travel advisory cautioning citizens to reconsider visiting Turkey due to terrorism and arbitrary detentions. As the official advisory notes…

Erdogan’s “New Turkey” has left millions unmoored
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Erdogan’s “New Turkey” has left millions unmoored

Panos - Apr 03, 2019

The quiet is nagging at Hasan Gormez as he sips a traditional Turkish black tea outside a cafe in Yeniceabat, a hamlet about a two-hour drive south…

Turkey falls into recession as lira crisis takes long-lasting toll
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Turkey falls into recession as lira crisis takes long-lasting toll

Panos - Mar 13, 2019

Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan is confronting his first recession in a decade as he prepares for local elections that will test his party’s grip on the…

Turkey’s Blue Motherland exercise severely undermines Greece & Cyprus sovereignty rights
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Turkey’s Blue Motherland exercise severely undermines Greece & Cyprus sovereignty rights

Panos - Feb 27, 2019

Turkey announced on Monday the initiation of the renowned Mavi Vatan (Blue Motherland) military exercise on 27 February. The Turkish press considers Blue Motherland a formal rehearsal…

Turkey violates Greek airspace 39 times
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Turkey violates Greek airspace 39 times

makis - Feb 15, 2019

Turkish fighter jets committed a barrage of violations of Greek airspace, only days after the new Foreign Minister, George Katrougalos said Turkey was “listening and reduced violations…

Greek F-16 jets “lock” invading Turkish jets, as Turkey violates Greek airspace 62 times!
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Greek F-16 jets “lock” invading Turkish jets, as Turkey violates Greek airspace 62 times!

makis - Jan 17, 2019

Eight Turkish F-16 fighter jets – six of which were armed with air-to-air missiles – in four formations violated Greek national airspace 33 times on Wednesday. The…

France becomes Turkey’s newest bugbear as Kurds court Macron
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France becomes Turkey’s newest bugbear as Kurds court Macron

Panos - Dec 28, 2018

Turkey’s suspicions over purported Western plans in Syria have shown no signs of abating even after President Donald Trump announced he had ordered US troops to withdraw…

Turkey says US missile deal does not affect S-400 purchase from Russia
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Turkey says US missile deal does not affect S-400 purchase from Russia

Panos - Dec 27, 2018

Ankara’s purchase of US missiles worth $3.5 billion will not affect a deal to acquire rival S-400 missiles from Russia, the Turkish presidential spokesman said Monday. “The…

Turkey gives green light to Naval base in occupied northern Cyprus
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Turkey gives green light to Naval base in occupied northern Cyprus

makis - Dec 12, 2018

Turkey has given the go-ahead for the establishment of naval base and an airbase in the occupied Northern Cyprus, “taking into consideration the military activity which is…

Turkey wipes out the Christian culture of occupied Cyprus
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Turkey wipes out the Christian culture of occupied Cyprus

makis - Nov 28, 2018

“Turkey has been committing two major international crimes against Cyprus. It has invaded and divided a small, weak but modern and independent European state… Turkey has also…

Greek foreign ministry: Turkey is a violator of international law
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Greek foreign ministry: Turkey is a violator of international law

Panos - Oct 26, 2018

Athens on Thursday again pointed to international law and the UN charter in responding to the latest round of Turkish saber-rattling over Aegean sovereignty and maritime issues,…

Turkey to rename street where new US Embassy will be built to “Malcolm X”
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Turkey to rename street where new US Embassy will be built to “Malcolm X”

Panos - Oct 16, 2018

Turkey on Saturday renamed the road where the new US embassy is to be located after the American black Muslim civil rights campaigner Malcolm X. The new…

HALC applauds suspension of US F-35s to Turkey
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HALC applauds suspension of US F-35s to Turkey

makis - Aug 24, 2018

The Hellenic American Leadership Council (HALC), among the most influential Diaspora groups trying to block the sale of US-made F-35 fighter jets to Turkey, applauded a law…

Crisis in Turkey starts to affect Greek economy
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Crisis in Turkey starts to affect Greek economy

Panos - Aug 16, 2018

The Greek economy has started feeling the impact of the crisis in neighboring Turkey, as the Athens Stock Exchange showed a 3 percent plunge on Monday while…

Greece-Turkey bilateral trade at roughly 3.4 bln€ in 2017
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Greece-Turkey bilateral trade at roughly 3.4 bln€ in 2017

Panos - Aug 13, 2018

Greece is keenly interested in Turkish economic developments, amid the brushing currency and economic crisis in the neighboring country, given that bilateral trade and cross-border ties have…

Turkey rejects release appeal of 2 Greek soldiers in prison for 5th time
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Turkey rejects release appeal of 2 Greek soldiers in prison for 5th time

makis - Jul 17, 2018

The two Greek soldiers being held in a maximum security Turkish prison in Adrianople were denied a request to be released for the 5th time in a…

Turkey to EP: Tell Greece to gives us 8 officers so we give her the 2 Greeks in Turkish prison
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Turkey to EP: Tell Greece to gives us 8 officers so we give her the 2 Greeks in Turkish prison

makis - Jul 06, 2018

Turkish officials are again pressing for Greece to return eight officers who fled a failed coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in July, 2016. Turkey’s NATO…

Turkey suspends refugee deal with Greece in response to release of 8 Turkish soldiers
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Turkey suspends refugee deal with Greece in response to release of 8 Turkish soldiers

makis - Jun 07, 2018

Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said his country has suspended the refugee agreement with Greece in retaliation for the release of the 8 Turkish soldiers by the Greek…

Turkey blasts Greece over decision to grant asylum to 8 Turkish officers
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Turkey blasts Greece over decision to grant asylum to 8 Turkish officers

makis - May 25, 2018

The Turkish Foreign Ministry’s spokesman described the decision by the Greek legal system to grant asylum to the eight Turkish officers who fled to Greece on the…

Turkish hackers: We have access to sensitive data from the Greek Foreign Ministry
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Turkish hackers: We have access to sensitive data from the Greek Foreign Ministry

Panos - May 03, 2018

In an interview with Greek TV station Skai, three Turkish hackers threatened to launch a series of cyber attacks against Greek targets. Speaking to journalist Manolis Kostidis…