Turkey Threatens To Invade Greece

Turkey Threatens To Invade Greece:

Authored by Uzay Bulut via The Gatestone Institute,

In an incident that took place less than two weeks after the Greek Defense Ministry announced that Turkey had violated Greek airspace 138 times in a single day, a Turkish coast guard patrol boat on February 13 rammed a Greek coast guard vessel off the shore of Imia, one of many Greek islands over which Turkey claims sovereignty.

Most of the areas within modern Greece’s current borders were under the occupation of the Ottoman Empire from the mid-15th century until the Greek War of Independence in 1821 and the establishment of the modern Greek state in 1832. The islands, however, like the rest of Greece, are legally and historically Greek, as their names indicate.

Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), however, and even much of the opposition seem intent on, if not obsessed with, invading and conquering these Greek islands, on the grounds that they are actually Turkish territory.

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UN Warns of Sexual Violence in Greek Migrant Camps, Calls for Gender Segregation

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Erdogan Chief Advisor Threatens To “Break The Legs” Of Greece’s PM

Conflict has been predicted to erupt between Turkey and Greece prior to WW3…

Erdogan Chief Advisor Threatens To “Break The Legs” Of Greece’s PM:

Yigit Bulut, chief advisor to Turkish President Erdogan, has threatened Greece over the disputed islet of Imia in the Eastern Aegean Sea.

“Athens will face the wrath of Turkey worse than that in Afrin,” Bulut said in a Television show of a private network.

“We will break the arms and legs of officials, of the Prime Minister and any Minister, who dares to step on the Kardak/Imia islet in the Aegean,” he claimed.

Yes, the video is in Turkish but who cares to translate full 40 seconds of a delirium talk?

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Greece: Afghan refugee, who asked for protection, arrested for possessing detonators and gas canisters

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“Are You Totally Stupid”: Varoufakis Reveals Outburst Against Tsipras

“Are You Totally Stupid”: Varoufakis Reveals Outburst Against Tsipras :

Remember the Summer of 2015 Greek tragicomedy, when Athens bluffed, then double bluffed it was going to exit the Eurozone only to realize all its deposits are held hostage by the ECB, resulting in “pro-austerity” PM Alexis Tsipras becoming a vassal of Brussels, and firing his firebrand finance minister Yanis Varoufakis who demanded Greece hold until the bitter end?

Well, it now appears that the bad blood between the two is still there because as The Greek Reporter writes this morning, Yanis Varoufakis revealed he accused Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras of being “totally stupid” in accepting a demand by Greece’s creditors for big primary surpluses.

During an interview with Greece’s Parapolitika radio, Varoufakis said when he learned that Tsipras in 2015 accepted, without consulting him, a primary surplus target of 3.5% he confronted the premier:

“I told him: ‘Are you totally stupid? What have they given you in return?’ And he replied: ‘Oh, maybe I was stupid. I will retract from the promise’.” Amusingly, Varoufakis actually said he used a stronger word than “stupid”.

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Greek Professionals to Pay Up to 75% of Income in Taxes, Contributions in 2018

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Greece: Man Sentenced to 1,489 Years for Smuggling Iraqi and Syrian Migrants

Greece: Man Sentenced to 1,489 Years for Smuggling Iraqi and Syrian Migrants:

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A court in northern Greece has sentenced 23 people to prison terms ranging from eight to 1,489 years for smuggling Iraqi and Syrian refugees into the country from the Turkish border in 2015 and 2016.

The Thessaloniki court imposed the longest sentence on a 54-year-old Greek man convicted of running a smuggling ring that arranged the transport of more than 500 refugees in 43 separate cases. Under Greek law, the maximum prison term that can be served is 25 years, regardless of the length of the sentence.

Another 23 people, mainly taxi drivers, were acquitted.

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Mastermind Of $4 Billion Bitcoin-Laundering Operation Will Be Extradited To US

Mastermind Of $4 Billion Bitcoin-Laundering Operation Will Be Extradited To US:

Greece’s Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by Russian national Aleksandr Vinnik, the purported mastermind of what US authorities have described as a $4 billion bitcoin money laundering operation, to avoid extradition to the US, where he has been indicted – along with his former company, mysterious digital currency exchange BTC-e – on nearly two dozen felony counts, including fraud and money laundering.

Russia, where Vinnik is accused of stealing 600,000 rubles ($10,500) from an unidentified entity “using… deception and the internet,” also requested extradition. The competing request had earlier been approved by another court ruling, but the final decision on the matter will be made by the Greek Minister of Justice.

Russia criticized the court’s first decision as unjust and illegal, saying that its request “takes precedence [over another country’s] as Vinnik is a citizen of the Russian Federation.”

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Germany Owes Greece €185 Billion In WWII Reparations, Say German Researchers

Germany Owes Greece €185 Billion In WWII Reparations, Say German Researchers:

Does Germany owe Greeks billions of euros in World War II reparations for the damages and the enforced loan during the occupation of the country by the Nazis? So far, Berlin has vehemently rejected any Greek claims.

However, as Keep Talking Greece reports, two German researchers, who dug into the documents of the dispute, have discovered and calculated that the German state owes Greece 185 billion euros.

Of this not even a 1% has been paid to Greece.

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#Greece: Angry Migrants Vandalize Facilities at #Moria Camp in #Lesvos. Note: And it’s not the first time they’ve demolished the camp!

Moria…

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Johannes Lichtenberger (Died in 1503): “There will come a time when the [Arabs] will assemble in German lands and will conquer the circle of the earth. They will destroy cities and empires.”

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Earth’s Atmosphere has Changed (Video) – Mini Ice Age 2015-2035 – #GlobalCooling, #ClimateChange, #GlobalWarming, #Geoengineering

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Greece: August sees billion euro uptick in unpaid taxes – “They will impose you a huge & unbearable tax but will not catch up” — Saint Kosmas Aetolos

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Europe: Migrant Crisis Reaches Spain

Europe: Migrant Crisis Reaches Spain:

Authored by Soeren Kern via The Gatestone Institute,

  • “The biggest migration movements are still ahead: Africa’s population will double in the next decades. A country like Egypt will grow to 100 million people, Nigeria to 400 million. In our digital age with the internet and mobile phones, everyone knows about our prosperity and lifestyle.” — German Development Minister Gerd Müller.
  • “Young people all have cellphones and they can see what’s happening in other parts of the world, and that acts as a magnet.” — Michael Møller, Director of the United Nations office in Geneva.
  • “If we do not manage to solve the central problems in African countries, ten, 20 or even 30 million immigrants will arrive in the European Union within the next ten years.” — Antonio Tajani, President of the European Parliament.

Spain is on track to overtake Greece as the second-biggest gateway for migrants entering Europe by sea. The sudden surge in migration to Spain comes amid a crackdown on human smuggling along the Libya-Italy sea route, currently the main migrant point of entry to Europe.

The westward shift in migration routes from Greece and Italy implies that Spain, situated only ten miles from Africa by sea, may soon find itself at the center of Europe’s migration crisis.

More than 8,300 illegal migrants have reached Spanish shores during the first seven months of 2017 — three times as many as in all of 2016, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

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