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More dolphins die in Aegean Sea; group suspects navy drills

A Greek marine conservation group says a "very unusual" increase in Aegean Sea dolphin deaths in recent weeks may be linked to Turkish naval exercises in the area.

Fifteen dead dolphins have washed up on the eastern island of Samos and other parts of Greece's Aegean coastline since late February, according to the Archipelagos Institute.

Athens summons Turkish Ambassador after harassment of PM’s helicopter

The Greek foreign ministry has submitted a strongly worded demarche to Turkey's Ambassador to Athens, Burak Özügergin, after Turkish warplanes yesterday harassed a helicopter carrying Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to the island of Agathonisi for a ceremony marking Greek Independence Day.

Akar’s remarks ‘not based on reason,’ Greek Defense Minister says

Hours after Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar reportedly claimed that the Aegean Sea and Cyprus lie within Turkey's territorial waters, his Greek counterpart Evangelos Apostolakis urged Ankara officials to refrain from unreasonable statements that fuel bilateral tension.

Turkish defense minister sparks controversy, again

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar has generated fresh controversy by claiming that the Aegean Sea and Cyprus lie within Turkey's territorial waters, according to reports Friday.
"We control the sea and the seabed. The seas. The Black Sea, the Aegean, the Eastern Mediterraenan which also includes Cyprus," Akar reportedly said.