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Contested waters in NATO’s new Aegean migrant mission

In its new mission in the Aegean to help Europe tackle its worst migration crisis in 60 years, NATO is wading into one of the world's most contested seas.
The Official Government News Portal of Sri Lanka: February 22, 2016

Greek court to consider Öcalan’s compensation demand against Athens

A Greek court will make a decision on a demand for compensation by the jailed leader of the terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) Abdullah Öcalan against the Greek government, a case which stems from the government's refusal to grant his asylum appeal in 1998.
Today's Zaman: February 22, 2016

Turkey wants unconditional US support in fight against YPG

Turkey's prime minister on Saturday called on the United States to give his government unconditional support in the fight against the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia “without ifs and buts.”
February 21, 2016

Six Turkish fighter jets violate Greek airspace in the Aegean

Six Turkish fighter jets and a CN-235 maritime patrol aircraft entered successively in Athens' FIR on Monday without submitting a flight plan, violating the Greek airspace 22 times in different regions
February 16, 2016

No joint patrols of Greek and Turkish ships, Kammenos says

By no means will joint patrols of Greek and Turkish ships be carried out based on the agreement for the presence of NATO ships in the Aegean, Defence Minister Panos Kammenos late Monday said in an interview with Star TV.
February 16, 2016

Syria conflict: France urges end to Turkish assault on Kurds

France's foreign ministry has urged Turkey to end its assault on Kurdish fighters in northern Syria.
BBC: February 14, 2016

Turkey Shells US-Allied Kurds in Northern Syria

The multi-sided war raging in Syria became even more tangled when Turkish troops shelled positions near the border controlled by U.S.-allied fighters from the Kurdish People’s Protection Units, or YPG.
February 14, 2016

Britons held in Greece over large guns stash

Three men have been arrested in north-eastern Greece on suspicion of trying to smuggle weapons and ammunition into Turkey, Greek police say.
BBC: February 14, 2016

Erdogan threatened to ‘open doors to Greece and Bulgaria’ and flood EU with migrants – report

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to “put refugees on buses” and flood Europe with migrants if EU leaders did not offer him enough cash to help curb the influx of asylum seekers, a leaked record of a high-level meeting claims.
RT.com: February 9, 2016

Turkey's Erdogan issues ultimatum to US

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has issued an ultimatum to the United States to choose between Turkey and Syrian Kurds. U.S. forces have been working closely with the Syrian Kurdish group the PYD in the battle against Islamic State.
February 9, 2016