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Greece Arrests 2 Alleged Turkish Spies After They Surveilled Naval Bases

There’s yet more inter-NATO trouble brewing after on Friday a senior Greek government source revealed Greece has arrested a staff member of the Turkish consulate in Rhodes on suspicion of spying along with another Greek national, according to Reuters. Turkey’s foreign ministry has been quick to condemn the detention as a severe violation of the consular staff…

5 Dead After Turkish Fishing Boat Collides With Greek Tanker Off Turkey’s Coast

At least four people were killed with one still missing and presumed dead after a Greek tanker collided with a smaller Turkish fishing boat in the Mediterranean close to Turkey’s coast on Wednesday. Turkey’s coast guard said it happened at dawn some 15 nautical miles off the Turkish coastal town of Karatas. Regional media is describing that…

Erdogan Fires Turkish Central Bank Governor, Launching Full-Blown Currency Crisis

Back in July 2019, when Turkey’s economy was in freefall and its inflation was soaring following a historic currency crash in mid-2018, and shortly after Erdogan became a de facto executive and unopposed ruler of Turkey, the Turkish president had a brilliant idea: take decades of monetary orthodoxy and flip them on their head. Faced…

France Bans Turkish Ultra-Nationalist ‘Grey Wolves’ Group After Mobs Target Armenians

The French government on Monday announced a ban on the Turkish ultra-nationalist ‘Grey Wolves’ group – the latest in the ongoing tit-for-tat feud between Paris and Ankara which was triggered after last month’s two terrorist attacks involving gruesome beheadings and knife attacks on French citicens. French Minister of Interior Gérald Darmanin made the official statement banning the ultra-nationalist…