Turkey slams ‘prejudiced’ EU decisions on East Med, Aegean

Turkey on Friday criticized a series of decisions on the Aegean and Mediterranean taken by a European Union summit. The decisions, adopted on Friday at the end of a two-day leaders’ summit in Brussels, are prejudiced, lack vision, and are disconnected from reality, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement. Citing several Greek policy positions … Read more

Greece accuses Turkish press of espionage in row over Aegean island

The Greek press has accused Turkish journalists of “espionage” after Anadolu Agency (AA) captured evidence of Greece’s militarization of the island of Pserimos (Keçi), 8 kilometers (5 miles) southwest of Turkey’s Bodrum peninsula, revealing its deployment of soldiers. The Dodecanese islands group in the Aegean Sea contains several rocky areas, islets and islands with yet-undetermined … Read more

Footage shows illegal Greek military deployment on Aegean island

Greece’s militarization of Pserimos (Keçi) Island, 8 kilometers (5 miles) southwest of southwestern Turkey’s Bodrum peninsula, and its deployment of soldiers there was recently filmed by Anadolu Agency (AA). The Dodecanese islands group in the Aegean Sea contains several rocky areas, islets and islands with yet-undetermined status. Pserimos Island, which is located between the Greek … Read more

Turkish, Greek defense chiefs stress dialogue to ease renewed tension

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar met with his Greek counterpart Nikos Panagiotopoulos on the sidelines of a NATO meeting in Brussels and discussed maintaining dialogue to ease recently heightened tensions, the Turkish Defense Ministry said Thursday. The ministry also said the two discussed keeping communication lines open to solve problems and that focusing on positive … Read more

TPI Composites to invest $100M in offshore wind blade factory in Turkey

TPI Composites, a US renewables company located in Turkey’s Aegean coastal city Izmir is moving to construct an offshore blade factory with an investment of more than $100 million, Ole Asici Johansen, TPI Composites senior director Turkey Operation said on Wednesday. In an interview with Anadolu Agency (AA) during the Turkish Wind Energy Association (TÜREB) … Read more

NATO urges Turkey, Greece to resolve disagreements over Aegean

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg on Tuesday urged Turkey and Greece to resolve their disagreements over the Aegean Sea, where the two are at loggerheads over islands and airspace. “Diverse views and debate are an essential part of our democracies,” the head of the trans-Atlantic military alliance told Greek news agency ANA. But, he said, “we … Read more

21 Greek islands with non-military status armed since 1960s

While Turkey once again proved its determination to protect its rights in the Aegean Sea with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s recent statements, Greece has continued its provocative moves by violating international agreements on the status of islands in the region by arming a total of 21 islands with non -military status since the 1960s. Erdoğan … Read more

Turkey will not relinquish its rights in Aegean Sea: Erdoğan

Turkey will not relinquish its rights in the Aegean Sea and will not hesitate to use its powers stemming from international agreements, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Thursday as he attended the Efes-2022 military exercise held on Aegean coasts. Greece should stop arming the islands with nonmilitary status and abide by the international agreements, he … Read more

Turkey will not relinquish its rights in Aegean Sea, Erdoğan says

Turkey will not relinquish its rights in the Aegean Sea and will not hesitate to use its powers stemming from international agreements, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Thursday as he attended the Efes-2022 military exercise held on Aegean coasts. Greece should stop arming the islands with non-military status and should abide by international agreements, he … Read more

Turkey holds Efes-2022 military drill on Aegean coasts

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Thursday attended the Efes-2022 military exercise held on Izmir’s Aegean coasts. The activities on the last day of the exercise, which was held in the Doğanbey Shooting Exercise Area in the Seferihisar district, were also observed by the Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, as well as the defense ministers and chiefs … Read more