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Military scenario to take over Greek islands presented by Turkish newspaper Yeni Safak
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Military scenario to take over Greek islands presented by Turkish newspaper Yeni Safak

Panos - Aug 13, 2020

Turkish newspaper “Yeni Safak” publishes a provocative piece outlining the military operation by Turkish forces to demilitarise the Aegean islands…

Russian President Putin says Covid-19 vaccine approved by Health Authorities
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Russian President Putin says Covid-19 vaccine approved by Health Authorities

Panos - Aug 11, 2020

The first coronavirus vaccine in Russia has been approved by the Moscow Gamaleya Institute, after two months of human trials,…

PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis briefs President Katerina Sakellaropoulou on crisis in east Mediterranean
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PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis briefs President Katerina Sakellaropoulou on crisis in east Mediterranean

Panos - Aug 11, 2020

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis had phone contact with the President of the Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou. During the communication, Mr. Mitsotakis…

Nervous stand-off between Greek and Turkish warships continues in East Mediterranean
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Nervous stand-off between Greek and Turkish warships continues in East Mediterranean

Panos - Aug 11, 2020

The nervous stand-off between Greek and Turkish warships in the eastern Mediterranean continues, as Turkish research ship Oruc Reis has…

KYSEA meeting ends
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KYSEA meeting ends

Panos - Aug 10, 2020

The Government Council for Foreign Affairs and Defence (KYSEA) meeting ended on Monday under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister, Kyriakos…

Greece issues counter-NAVTEX against Turkey
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Greece issues counter-NAVTEX against Turkey

Panos - Aug 10, 2020

Greece responded to the Turkish navigational telex (NAVTEX) near Rhodes and Kastelorizo for seismic surveys by the Oruc Reis vessel…

Turkey issues provocative NAVTEX south of Rhodes
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Turkey issues provocative NAVTEX south of Rhodes

Panos - Aug 10, 2020

Ankara today issued a new Navtex announcing seismic surveys from Rhodes to Kastelorizo ​​and the 30th meridian for the period…

Greece and Egypt sign partial EEZ designation
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Greece and Egypt sign partial EEZ designation

Panos - Aug 07, 2020

An agreement on the partial demarcation of the Exclusive Economic Zone between Greece and Egypt was reached in Cairo, where…

Turkey’s AKP “to submit bill to curb widespread use of English”
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Turkey’s AKP “to submit bill to curb widespread use of English”

Panos - Aug 05, 2020

According to a report from the Turkish newspaper Duvar, the Turkish Language Association (TDK) has been seeking to cut the…

Fresh lira slide rekindles crisis fears for Turkey
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Fresh lira slide rekindles crisis fears for Turkey

Panos - Jul 31, 2020

Turkey’s lira is back in the spotlight. After two months of stability, the currency is testing the 7-per-dollar threshold and…

Erdogan: Hagia Sophia will be open 24 hours a day
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Erdogan: Hagia Sophia will be open 24 hours a day

Panos - Jul 27, 2020

“Our president ordered us to have Hagia Sophia open 24 hours a day for prayer, starting today. Hagia Sophia will…

Crisis in the Aegean: Ready for everything despite the de-escalation in Kastelorizo
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Crisis in the Aegean: Ready for everything despite the de-escalation in Kastelorizo

Panos - Jul 27, 2020

The tensions caused by Turkey in its relations with Greece seems to be de-escalating after the constant pressure of Germany,…

EC against Turkey: It is sending the wrong message
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EC against Turkey: It is sending the wrong message

Panos - Jul 23, 2020

Turkey is sending the “wrong message” with its NAVTEX, spokesperson for European External Action Service (EEAS) Nabila Massrali said when…

PM Mitsotakis talks with Russian President Putin about Hagia Sophia and East Med developments
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PM Mitsotakis talks with Russian President Putin about Hagia Sophia and East Med developments

Panos - Jul 23, 2020

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis had a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin this afternoon. During the communication the two…

Greek Army on high alert after Turkish provocation in eastern Mediterranean
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Greek Army on high alert after Turkish provocation in eastern Mediterranean

Panos - Jul 22, 2020

The Hellenic Armed Forces have been put on high alert following Turkey’s decision to send the Research/Survey Vessel Oruc Reis…

France, Germany and Italy threaten sanctions against Turkey…(without naming it) for violating Libyan arms embargo
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France, Germany and Italy threaten sanctions against Turkey…(without naming it) for violating Libyan arms embargo

Panos - Jul 20, 2020

France, Germany and Italy said today they were ready to consider imposing sanctions on foreign powers violating the arms embargo…

Erdogan inspects Hagia Sophia ahead of Islamic prayer on July 24
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Erdogan inspects Hagia Sophia ahead of Islamic prayer on July 24

Panos - Jul 19, 2020

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited the Hagia Sophia and inspected the ongoing preparations at the site ahead of the…

Greek FM Dendias: If Turkey attempts drilling, Greece will defend its rights
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Greek FM Dendias: If Turkey attempts drilling, Greece will defend its rights

Panos - Jul 17, 2020

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias sent a clear warning message to Turkey that if it violates the sovereignty of Greece,…

Greek-American Michael Kratsios appointed head of Pentagon R&D
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Greek-American Michael Kratsios appointed head of Pentagon R&D

Panos - Jul 16, 2020

Greek-American, Michael Kratsios, the White House Chief Technology Officer will be taking over as acting research and engineering head at…

Turkish FM Cavusoglu: In Spain there were also mosques turned into Churches
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Turkish FM Cavusoglu: In Spain there were also mosques turned into Churches

Panos - Jul 15, 2020

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu reacted to the European Union’s unequivocal condemnation of the decision by Turkish President Recep Tayyip…