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Over 5000 Turks seek asylum in Greece since failed coup
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Over 5000 Turks seek asylum in Greece since failed coup

Panos - Nov 14, 2018

A total of 5786 Turkish citizens have sought asylum in neighbouring Greece in the 27 months following Turkey’s July 2016,…

Tsipras announces long-expected bill to return pay deductions to law enforcement, military cadres, state physicians
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Tsipras announces long-expected bill to return pay deductions to law enforcement, military cadres, state physicians

Panos - Nov 08, 2018

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday evening formally announced that his government will table a draft bill in Parliament…

Erdogan announces production of Turkey’s own long range air defence system
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Erdogan announces production of Turkey’s own long range air defence system

Panos - Nov 02, 2018

Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that Turkey is in the process of developing and producing the first purely Turkish air defence…

Turkish threats: Ankara will respond hard if Athens tries to expand its territorial waters
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Turkish threats: Ankara will respond hard if Athens tries to expand its territorial waters

Panos - Nov 01, 2018

Greek Foreign Ministry: The delimitation of the Greek EEZ will be established by international law With new, provocative threats, Ankara…

Foreign ministry seeks explanations over shooting death of Greek citizen in southern Albania
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Foreign ministry seeks explanations over shooting death of Greek citizen in southern Albania

Panos - Oct 30, 2018

The Greek foreign ministry on Sunday evening called on law enforcement authorities in neighboring Albania to fully investigate and clarify…

Ankara ramps up tension in eastern Aegean with latest Navtex
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Ankara ramps up tension in eastern Aegean with latest Navtex

Panos - Oct 29, 2018

Official Turkey continued to ratchet up the tension in the eastern Aegean by issuing a navigational telex (NAVTEX) on Saturday…

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…

Greek envoy called to Turkish foreign ministry; speculation rife over reason
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Greek envoy called to Turkish foreign ministry; speculation rife over reason

Panos - Oct 24, 2018

Media reports out of Ankara on Tuesday morning maintain that Turkey's foreign ministry has called on the Greek ambassador in…

Turkish MoD warns Greece and Cyprus over moves in Mediterranean and Aegean Sea
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Turkish MoD warns Greece and Cyprus over moves in Mediterranean and Aegean Sea

Panos - Oct 23, 2018

Turkish officials continued to adopt belligerent rhetoric against Greece and Cyprus, as the country’s Minister of Defence, General Hulusi Akar…

Political parties criticized abrupt gov’t pledge to extend territorial waters – but only in the Ionian Sea
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Political parties criticized abrupt gov’t pledge to extend territorial waters – but only in the Ionian Sea

Panos - Oct 22, 2018

A cascade of negative political reactions greeted a surprise reference by outgoing foreign minister Nikos Kotzias, as well as his…

Turkey claims Greek frigate harassed Turkish survey ship in Aegean Sea
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Turkey claims Greek frigate harassed Turkish survey ship in Aegean Sea

Panos - Oct 19, 2018

Ankara is escalating its provocations against Greece in the Aegean Sea after the Turkish Foreign Ministry claimed in a statement…

Remains of 573 Greek soldiers that fell during WWII battle interred in military cemetery in Albania
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Remains of 573 Greek soldiers that fell during WWII battle interred in military cemetery in Albania

Panos - Oct 15, 2018

The remains of 573 Greek soldiers that fell during the Greek-Italian war in 1940-41 were interred on Friday during a…

Tsipras call to Zaev; opposition refers to Greek govt as a ‘comedy show’
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Tsipras call to Zaev; opposition refers to Greek govt as a ‘comedy show’

Panos - Oct 02, 2018

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras reportedly spoke by phone late Sunday evening with his counterpart in the former Yugoslav Republic…

Two Greek-Cypriots arrested by Turkish-Cypriot military in UN buffer zone
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Two Greek-Cypriots arrested by Turkish-Cypriot military in UN buffer zone

Panos - Oct 01, 2018

Two Greek-Cypriots were arrested on Saturday afternoon by the occupying Turkish-Cypriot forces of the northern part of the island when…

FYROM referendum: Low voter turnout
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FYROM referendum: Low voter turnout

Panos - Oct 01, 2018

Voting has begun in FYROM on the referendum – where voters must decide whether or not to support a historic…

Impressive Russian frigate docks at Poros island
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Impressive Russian frigate docks at Poros island

Panos - Sep 18, 2018

The impressive Russian frigate “Admiral Essen” docked at Poros on Monday. The state of the art 125 metres-long vessel with…

Russian military aircraft “disappears” during Syria strike attributed to Israel, France
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Russian military aircraft “disappears” during Syria strike attributed to Israel, France

Panos - Sep 18, 2018

Russia’s defence ministry said on Tuesday that one if its military aircraft with 14 people on board disappeared from radar…

Greece impresses with its presence in “Bright Star 2018” military exercise
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Greece impresses with its presence in “Bright Star 2018” military exercise

Panos - Sep 17, 2018

Bright Star is a multinational aeronautical military exercise in the Mediterranean Sea that was established in 1980, after a peace…

Berlin pushing forth with Turkish railway project despite tensions – analysis
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Berlin pushing forth with Turkish railway project despite tensions – analysis

Panos - Sep 14, 2018

Berlin is pushing forward with a deal with Ankara to modernize Turkey’s railways, but faces criticism for its plans to…

Lockheed-Martin’s upgrade program of the Greek F-16s to start Monday
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Lockheed-Martin’s upgrade program of the Greek F-16s to start Monday

Panos - Sep 14, 2018

The upgrade program for 85 F-16 fighter airplanes to the Block 70/72 Viper standard will be formally launched on Monday,…