Tsipras: When a Right Is Being Questioned De Facto, the Only Thing You Can Do Is Exercise It

October 16, 2020

ATHENS — Main opposition SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance leader Alexis Tsipras on Friday said that there is no other way for Greece to defend its right to extend its territorial waters to 12 nautical miles apart from actually exercising it, in an interview to REAL FM radio.

"This it the time to exercise this right, starting from southern and eastern Crete and, depending on the developments, to proceed south of our islands in the Eastern Mediterranean, namely the islands of Kassos, Karpathos, Rhodes and the complex of Kastellorizo islands," he said, noting that the reason for this was Turkey's "strong questioning" of "the sovereign right" and its "de facto dispute with research very probably within the 12 nautical mile limit".


ATHENS - Government spokesperson Yiannis Oikonomou on Thursday described the arrival of the first six Rafale military aircraft from France on Wednesday as a geostrategic development of high importance, which makes the Greek Air Force one of the strongest in the region, seals the Defence Agreement with France while promoting the strategic autonomy of the European Union.

Top Stories


NEW YORK - Some 21 years after it was destroyed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States that brought down the Twin Towers in New York City, the new St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church rising in its place is among the most eagerly awaited architectural openings of 2022.


STATEN ISLAND, NY – For yet another year, the community of Holy Trinity-St Nicholas in Staten Island honored couples celebrating 50+ years of marriage with a modest ceremony held at the church immediately following the Divine Liturgy on January 16.


NEW YORK – New research into Greek artifacts looted by the Nazis was highlighted in the New York Times on January 18 as “the topic of the Nazi role in antiquities looting is increasingly drawing attention, in part through the work of scholars who are peeling back the mysteries of what happened to the objects that were excavated or seized eight decades ago.


SNF’s Health Initiative Will Support Child and Adolescent Mental Health

ATHENS - When we think about childhood injuries, we usually think of scratches, a few stitches, maybe even a broken bone.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. abc@xyz.com

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.