Greek Defence minister denies Erdogan's phone talk claims on Imia

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Greek Defence Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos rejected on Thursday claims by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that he sent a message to Greece through Defence Minister Hulusi Akar not to make any “move” over the eastern Aegean islets of Imia, for which the two countries were brought to the brink of war twenty-four years ago.

Imia, or Kardak, as it is known in Turkish, is disputed territory, according to Ankara.

“That day, throughout Friday, we were busy with the issue of the [Turkish] research vessel [Oruc Reis] and monitoring it,"...


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Greek Defence minister denies Erdogan's phone talk claims on Imia


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