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Refugee Inflow to Greece Drops, but Thousands of Asylum Applications are Pending

The March 2016 Turkey-European Union deal has helped in reducing the migrant flow to Greece, but the number of pending asylum applications remains large. According...

Scientists: Santorini Tsunami of 1650 BC Caused by Pyroclastic Flows, Not Caldera Collapse

The 1650 BC eruption of the Santorini volcano triggered tsunamis that heavily damaged coastal towns and disrupted vital shipping and trade operations, a new...

U.S. Assistant State Secretary: A Greece-Turkey Conflict Is Against NATO’s Interests

It is to no one's interest to have a conflict between Greece and Turkey, said Jonathan Cohen, U.S. State Department Deputy Assistant Secretary for...

Greek Foreign Ministry Answers to Turkish Counterpart Statement on Aegean

"Knowing international law means, above all, respecting it and not violating it," was the Greek Foreign Ministry statement on Thursday that came as an...

Turkish FinMin Accuses Greek President of Provocative Statements

The Turkish Foreign Ministry in a written statement said that recent comments by Greece's President of the Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos show "lack of knowledge...

U.S. Asks Ankara to Ease Tension in Aegean

  American officials have asked Ankara to avoid further acts that generate tension between Greece and Turkey in the Aegean, a Kathimerini report says. According to...

Ambassador Pyatt Expressed Concern About the Possibility of an “Accident” in the Aegean

U.S Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt on Friday expressed concern about the possibility of an "accident" while praising the Greek government's responsible attitude at...

Defense Minister Says He Briefed NATO Counterparts on Turkish Provocations

Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos said on Wednesday he has briefed his counterparts in NATO about Turkey’s recent provocations in the Aegean. Speaking at a...

Turkish Rightist Leader: ‘We Can Show Greece What Happened in 1922’

"If the Greeks want to fall in the sea again, the Turkish army is ready," said Devlet Bahceli, chairman of Turkey's Nationalist Movement Party...

Ankara Calls for NATO to Terminate Operations in Aegean

NATO should terminate its operations in the Aegean immediately, stated Turkey's Minister of Defense of Turkey, Fikri Isik. Speaking from the floor of the meeting...

Greek Dep DefMin: We Deal With Turkish Provocations Calmly and With Determination

"We operate based on three things: composure, calm, determination," said Greece's Deputy Defense Minister Dimitris Vitsas on Wednesday in light of recent provocations by...

Greek FM Warns Turkey Over Violations of Territorial Space in Aegean

Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias on Tuesday warned that Greece "will not always be tolerant" if Turkey continues to violate air space and territorial waters...

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