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Turkey and Greece to mull regional issues

Greek Foreign Minister Nikolaos Kotzias will visit Ankara on October 24. Kotzias is expected to meet his Turkish counterpart Melvut Cavusoglu in Ankara, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said. The …

Yildirim to arrive in Greece on June 19

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim will visit Athens on June 19, Yildirim’s chancellery said. During Yildirim’s visit, he expected to discuss the development of bilateral relations and regional …

Turkey blasts Greek court ruling on fugitive soldiers

The Turkish Foreign Ministry protested Thursday a Greek court's decision not to "extradite the eight fugitive Turkish soldiers, which the Turkish government accuses of having links to the July 2016 foiled coup attempt," Anadolu …

Greek court blocks extradition of Turkey coup suspects

Greece's Supreme Court on Thursday blocked the extradition of eight Turkish military officers sought by Ankara over July's failed cou, a justice source said, Al Jazeera reports. In addition, the court ordered that the …

Turkish servicemen sentenced in Greece

A Greek court in Aleksandropolis on Thursday sentenced eight Turkish military personnel who fled to Greece aboard a helicopter during an attempted coup in their country to two months in prison on charges of illegal entry into Greece. …

 Greece closes border with Turkey

Athens has decided to close the Ipsala and Pazarkule checkpoints on the border with Turkey, Turkish media report. The official reason for the closure of the border are the protests of farmers taking place in the Greek settlements bordering …

Over 30 refugees drowned after boat capsizes

The number of victims after a boat capsized near the town of Ayvacık off the coast of Turkey has reached 30 people, 75 have been rescued, Associated Press reports. Previously it was reported that about 10 people died and 43 …

Ship with refugees sinks near Turkish coast

Today, a boat transporting refugees from Syria to neighboring Greece sank off the coast of Turkey, the Turkish newspaper Daily Sabah reports. The ship was travelling in the direction of the Greek island of Lesbos, and sank near the town …

Alexis Tsipras arrives in Turkey

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will hold talks with the Turkish leadership on the issue of migration and bilateral relations. This morning he will meet with the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople …