"Humanity is once again trampled in the Aegean," says Turkey’s Vice President Fuat Oktay after footage revealed that the Greek coast guard had opened fire on a boat carrying irregular migrants into Turkish territorial waters.
Eight-month investigation by journalists from seven countries uncovers a "system" run by "special units" who usually hide their identity by wearing unmarked uniforms and face-covering balaclavas, Germany's Der Spiegel says.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says the forum was one of the first and biggest international events during the pandemic and it was held under compliance with all health measures.
The lawsuit at the European Court of Human Rights says Athens carried out a violent and massive coordinated operation against 200 people stranded on a boat.
The European Union agency deployed at the Greek border is failing to hold itself accountable for abuses, NGOs say.
The Turkish Defence Ministry says four Greek F-16 jets approached Cesme research vessel, with one dropping a chaff flare two nautical miles away from the vessel.
Magnitude 5.1, 4.8 and 5.1 temblors hit off Turkey’s Izmir province. The first two were a minute apart from each other and the third occurred three hours later.
Rescuers comb nine buildings for survivors in Izmir, Turkey’s third-largest city by population, while search continues in eight others.
The Greek-held island is about 600 kilometres away from mainland Greece but only two from the Turkish coast in the eastern Mediterranean.
The asylum seekers were in a wooden boat and a life raft and were turned back by the Greek coast guard off the Bozburun Peninsula in Turkey’s southwestern coast.
Turkey suspends "for a while" gas and oil search of one of its vessels in Eastern Mediterranean, presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin says.
Using NAVTEX (navigational telex), Turkey informed Greece of its seismic research activity in the Eastern Mediterranean.
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