Turkish military attaches in Greece go missing

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[…]

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Greek court sentences fugitive Turkish soldiers

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[…]

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Greece, Italy and Malta close airspace to Libyans

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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Greece bailout: Eurozone deal unlocks €10.3bn

Greece has agreed a deal to unlock a further 10.3bn euros ($11.5bn; £7.8bn) in loans from its international creditors, after talks in Brussels. Eurozone finance ministers also agreed to potentially offer Greece debt relief – a concession that was necessary to keep IMF on board. The 19 ministers said the[…]

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Greece begins Idomeni refugee camp evacuation

Greek authorities have begun an operation to evacuate the country’s largest informal refugee camp of Idomeni on the Macedonian border, blocking access to the area and sending in more than 400 riot police. The government’s spokesman for the refugee crisis, Giorgos Kyritsis, said police would not use force on Tuesday[…]

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Families wait for answers to missing EgyptAir plane

There are conflicting reports over whether debris found by Greek authorities in the sea belong to the EgyptAir plane which went missing while travelling from Paris to Cairo. The , passenger jet was flying at 37,000ft with 66 people on board when it disappeared on Thursday immediately after entering Egyptian airspace,[…]

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Refugee riot breaks out on Greek island

The stale stench of burning rubbish hung in the air outside the Moria detention centre a day after some of the worst rioting seen on the island where refugees are held. Thick black smoke billowed out from the facility on Tuesday after a fight between some of the unaccompanied children[…]

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Refugees arrive in Greece despite EU deal

Refugee boats continued to arrive in Greece in the eastern Mediterranean, despite a recent deal between the EU and Turkey – whereby refugees will be deported back to Turkey – coming into effect. At least five boats, carrying more than 30 refugees each, arrived from Turkey between Saturday midnight –[…]

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