Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Growing Tensions Between Greece And Turkey

Turkish Chief of General Staff Hulusi Akar on a visit to the area of the Aegean Sea that includes the Kardak islets. Posted Jan. 29, 2016. (photo by Twitter/@metesohtaoglu)

Reuters: Greece reports mass Turkish air incursions as tensions simmer

Greece reported mass incursions by Turkish military aircraft on Wednesday, amid tensions over Athens' failure to hand over Turkish soldiers Ankara accuses of involvement in a coup attempt.

Defense ministry officials said they had recorded 138 violations of Greek airspace over islands in the central and southern Aegean, an unusually high number. They were intercepted, they said.

Greek Defence Minister Panos Kammenos criticized what he called Turkey's "cowboy antics".

"We want peace, we are not looking for a fight or for trouble in the Aegean, but there won't be an aircraft which will not be intercepted," Kammenos told Antenna Television.

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More News On The Growing Tensions Between Greece And Turkey

Greece reports 'multiple incursions' by Turkish planes -- International Business Times
A Turkish fighter jetRising Tensions: Greece Reports Over 130 Airspace Violations by Turkey -- Sputnik
Turkish violations spike as tension over Aegean grows -- eKathimerini
Turkey and Greece Trade Jabs in Island Dispute -- NYT
Greek and Turkish warships in standoff in Aegean sea -- The Gaurdian
Turkey escalates tensions in the Aegean Sea by violating Greek borders -- Euractiv
Turkey’s ruling AKP deputy to Greece: Don’t mess with us or we’ll shoot you -- Hurriyet Daily News
Turkish-Greek standoff over Aegean islets continues -- Barın Kayaoğlu, Al-Monitor
Back to a crisis with Greece? -- Hurriyet Daily
Why Turkey-Greece islands confrontation is more than it seems -- Cengiz Çandar, Al-Monitor

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