Israel and Greece have signed their biggest ever defence procurement deal, which Israel said would strengthen political and economic ties between the countries as the two countries’ air forces launched a joint exercise. The agreement includes a $1.65bn contract for the establishment and operation of a training centre for the[…]
Vaccinated Israeli tourists are now allowed to sun themselves on Greek beaches thanks to a COVID-19 green card agreed on by leaders in Athens and Tel Aviv. As the holidaymakers make their way across the Mediterranean another group will be as well: Israeli defence contractors. They are working on a[…]
Rescue teams have ploughed through concrete blocks and the debris of eight collapsed buildings on Saturday in search of survivors of a powerful earthquake that struck Turkey’s Aegean coast and north of the Greek island of Samos on Friday, killing at least 25 people. More than 800 people were injured[…]
Turkey says its Oruc Reis exploration vessel will carry out seismic surveys in a disputed area of the eastern Mediterranean until September 12, provoking an angry response from neighbouring Greece. The two NATO allies vehemently disagree over claims to hydrocarbon resources in the area based on conflicting views on the[…]
Over 10,000 refugees in Greece that have been granted asylum now face eviction from accommodation facilities where they are currently staying, Anadolu Agency reports. The country’s Ministry of Migration Policy plans to replace these refugees with asylum seekers on Aegean islands in an attempt to decongest camps there. These facilities[…]
Greece will shut overcrowded refugee camps on its outlying islands and replace them with more restrictive holding centers, toughening its stance toward asylum seekers. The conservative government said on Wednesday it would tighten controls at Greece’s borders and clear bottlenecks in asylum vetting procedures that have left thousands of people[…]
On Tuesday, Al-Imdaad Foundation hosted their partner NGO Children of Adam for an event on the Refugee Crisis in Greece. The emotive event was broadcast live on radio stations in South Africa and drove home the message of the desperate situation faced by refugees stuck in limbo on the Greek[…]
Two Turkish military attaches, both working at the Turkish embassy in Greece, are missing after being called back to Ankara as part of investigations into a failed military coup attempt, according to Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. “Two Turkish military attaches based in Greece fled to Italy and Turkish authorities will[…]
A Greek court has handed down a two-month suspended prison sentence to eight Turkish military personnel who fled to Greece aboard a helicopter in the hours after last week’s attempted coup in their country. All eight – three majors, three captains and two sergeant majors – received on Thursday the[…]
Greece has closed off its airspace to flights from Libya until September, local media reported citing a looming NATO operation. The alliance however refuted “baseless rumors” of any combat op in Libya, which remains in turmoil since the 2011 intervention. A notice to airmen (NOTAM) was issued by the Greek[…]
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