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France says Turkey-Libya MoU directly against Greek sovereign interests
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France says Turkey-Libya MoU directly against Greek sovereign interests

Panos - Jan 17, 2020

Only three before the international conference on the Libyan crisis in Berlin, France harshly criticised the agreement between Turkey and…

Record number of traffic at Greek airports in 2019
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Record number of traffic at Greek airports in 2019

Panos - Jan 16, 2020

Passenger traffic at Greek airports reached 65.4 million in 2019, breaking all previous annual records. According to the statistics of…

Why America’s mighty military doesn’t always dominate the battlefield
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Why America’s mighty military doesn’t always dominate the battlefield

Panos - Jan 15, 2020

The United States Navy’s recent shootdown of a Syrian Arab Air Force Sukhoi Su-22 Fitter near the town of Tabqah…

Israeli Air Force admits mistake after F-16 fighter jets “drown” in mud water after heavy rainfall!
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Israeli Air Force admits mistake after F-16 fighter jets “drown” in mud water after heavy rainfall!

Panos - Jan 14, 2020

The Israel Air Force has admitted its mistake for not moving all fighter jets from underground hangars ahead of intense…

US Rapid Response Team to settle in Cyprus
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US Rapid Response Team to settle in Cyprus

Panos - Jan 10, 2020

As part of its firm policy to respond affirmatively to requests for exclusively humanitarian operations, the Republic of Cyprus accepted…

Ukrainian plane was shot down, Pentagon officials claim
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Ukrainian plane was shot down, Pentagon officials claim

Panos - Jan 10, 2020

The Ukrainian Airlines flight which crashed in Tehran killing 176 people on Wednesday was shot down by an Iranian anti-aircraft…

Netanyahu warns Iran will be crushed if it attacks Israel
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Netanyahu warns Iran will be crushed if it attacks Israel

Panos - Jan 09, 2020

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Iran on Wednesday that Israel would “resoundingly” respond to an attack on Israel after…

US to impose new sanctions on Iran, President Donald Trump says in his address
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US to impose new sanctions on Iran, President Donald Trump says in his address

Panos - Jan 09, 2020

Trump said his administration will impose new sanctions on Iran in response to the attack. He did not specify how…

Greek FM to meet counterparts from Cyprus, France, Italy & Egypt on Wednesday
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Greek FM to meet counterparts from Cyprus, France, Italy & Egypt on Wednesday

Panos - Jan 07, 2020

The Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias will be meeting his counterparts from Cyprus, France, Italy and Egypt in Cairo on…

Haftar accuses Erdogan of attempting to revive Ottoman legacy in Libya, region
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Haftar accuses Erdogan of attempting to revive Ottoman legacy in Libya, region

Panos - Jan 06, 2020

Libyan General Khalifa Haftar accused Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of attempting to revive the Ottoman legacy in Libya and…

Turkey’s parliament approves military deployment to Libya
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Turkey’s parliament approves military deployment to Libya

Panos - Jan 03, 2020

Turkey‘s parliament has approved a bill to deploy troops to Libya in support of the embattled United Nations-recognised Government of…

Turkish Coast Guard Harasses Greek Fishermen Off Islets of Imia
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Turkish Coast Guard Harasses Greek Fishermen Off Islets of Imia

Panos - Dec 27, 2019

A video showing two Turkish Coast Guard vessels harassing a Greek fishing boat near the Greek islet of Imia was…

Turkish parliament readying bill to allow sending troops to Libya
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Turkish parliament readying bill to allow sending troops to Libya

Panos - Dec 27, 2019

Turkey may need to draft a bill to allow for troop deployment to Libya and its parliament is working on…

Deal for upgrade of Mirage warplanes signed
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Deal for upgrade of Mirage warplanes signed

Panos - Dec 24, 2019

Greece signed a deal for the upgrade of its fleet of Mirage 2000/5 warplanes with a trio of French companies…

Greece, Israel, Cyprus and Italy to sign EastMed gas pipeline on January 2
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Greece, Israel, Cyprus and Italy to sign EastMed gas pipeline on January 2

Panos - Dec 23, 2019

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will sign an agreement on…

Turkey close to being “booted” from F-35 programme after US Senate approved relevant spending Bill
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Turkey close to being “booted” from F-35 programme after US Senate approved relevant spending Bill

Panos - Dec 18, 2019

Turkey is one step before being booted from the F-35 fighter fighter jet programme, after the US Senate approved the…

Turkey could shut down NATO Incirlik Air Base, Erdogan says
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Turkey could shut down NATO Incirlik Air Base, Erdogan says

Panos - Dec 17, 2019

Ankara retains the option of shutting down the Incirlik Air Base used by US/NATO forces, in retaliation to any additional…

Egypt calls Turkey-Libya accord null and void – Calls on UN to discard it
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Egypt calls Turkey-Libya accord null and void – Calls on UN to discard it

Panos - Dec 17, 2019

Egypt has called the agreement signed by the Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Mustafa al-Sarraj with Turkey invalid and non-existent, requesting…

Ankara opens a base for UAVs in the Occupied Territories in Cyprus
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Ankara opens a base for UAVs in the Occupied Territories in Cyprus

Panos - Dec 16, 2019

Ankara has decided to establish an air base in the Occupied Territories for its UAVs and UCAVs. By decision of…

US sets aside $440 million to purchase F-35s ordered by Turkey
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US sets aside $440 million to purchase F-35s ordered by Turkey

Panos - Dec 12, 2019

The United States will set aside $440 million to buy back all F-35 stealth fighter jets ordered by NATO ally…