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Are Greece and Turkey Really on the Verge of War?

The Aegean is heating up. Out of ten results produced by googling the words “Greece” and “Turkey” together, eight are related to current or past...

Erdogan: Turkey Supports FYROM on Name Dispute

  Turkey's leader, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has backed Skopje over the name dispute with Greece, telling its visiting president Ankara's position on backing FYROM remains...

Tourists from Turkey, Balkans Flood Thessaloniki for Carnival Weekend

Turkish and Balkan tourists flooded Thessaloniki for the last Carnival weekend, while at the same time trips to Turkey from Greeks resumed reluctantly. A slight...

Turkey Renews Claim to Cypriot Waters for Military Exercises

High-level talks between Greece and Cyprus took place on Tuesday as Turkey renewed its claim to a section of Cypriot waters for military exercises,...

Tsipras, Merkel Confer on ‘Macedonia’ Dispute, Turkey

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Tuesday spoke on the phone with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. According to sources cited by the Athens-Macedonian News Agency...

Greek Promise to Defend Itself Sparks ‘Dismay’ in Turkey

Turkey has said it is "concerned and dismayed" after Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias warned Ankara that Athens would not react peacefully the next time...

Greece Looks at USA to Calm Down Turkey

Greece is expecting the US administration to intervene and de-escalate the crisis with Turkey over the Imia islets, according to diplomatic sources in Athens. The...

Turkey Builds Outpost Overlooking Greek Islands

A Turkish newspaper is reporting that Ankara is beefing up its military presence close to the Greek islets of Imia, building a jetty and...

Aegean Should be ‘Sea of Friendship’ Turkey Now Says

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Wednesday the Aegean should be a “sea of friendship” between Greece and Turkey in comments that may...

Washington Urges Greece, Turkey to Calm Down

The U.S. State Department has encouraged Greece and Turkey to "de-escalate" current tensions in the Aegean, after a Turkish coast guard vessel rammed a...

Turkey: Imia Islets Belong to Us, Greek Gov’t Misinforms its Citizens

Ankara escalated tension in the Aegean on Tuesday by issuing the most provocative statement so far, claiming that the Imia islets belong to Turkey...

EU: Turkey Needs to Respect the Sovereignty of EU Member-States

The European Commission is closely monitoring the situation in the Aegean, Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas said on Tuesday, while warning Turkey of the need...

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