Aegean Sea

Magnitude 5.1 earthquake hits Aegean Sea near Turkey

Magnitude 5.1 earthquake hits Aegean Sea near Turkey

A magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck the Aegean Sea early Tuesday, according to Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD). The quake occurred in the western Izmir province at 7 a.m. (0400 GMT) local time, AFAD …

Military jet trainer crashes in western Turkey

Military jet trainer crashes in western Turkey

A Turkish military jet trainer crashed on Friday in the Aegean Sea, the Turkish National Defense Ministry said. According to a ministry statement, the two pilots of the KT-1 type plane that crashed during its regular training flight …

Revision of Montreux Convention could work in Moscow’s favor

Revision of Montreux Convention could work in Moscow’s favor

The 1936 Montreux Convention governs the passage of ships between the Mediterranean and Black seas via the Turkish Straits, dictates the size of the vessels that can remain there, as well as limits how long they are allowed to stay. Now, 85 years later, this influential treaty is likely to be revised, Moscow military analyst Sergey Marzhetsky says, when Turkey completes its new Istanbul Canal, which will allow ships to bypass the northern element of the Straits—the Bosporus (although not the Dardanelles)

Turkey rescues 18 irregular migrants in Aegean

Turkey rescues 18 irregular migrants in Aegean

The Turkish Coast Guard Command rescued 18 irregular migrants whose boats were pushed back by the Greek Coast Guard into Turkish waters in the Aegean Sea, security sources said. A Turkish team was dispatched off Canakkale after learning …

Turkey rescues 30 asylum seekers in Aegean Sea

Turkey rescues 30 asylum seekers in Aegean Sea

The Turkish Coast Guard rescued a total of 30 asylum seekers who were pushed back by Greek coastal authorities into Turkish territorial waters off the Aegean coast, a security source said on Tuesday. A coast guard team was dispatched …

Coast Guard rescues 112 asylum seekers from rocks off Turkey

Coast Guard rescues 112 asylum seekers from rocks off Turkey

The Turkish Coast Guard rescued at least 112 asylum seekers who were pushed into Turkish territorial waters off the Aegean coast by Greek coastal authorities, security sources said Wednesday. The Turkish Coast Guard said …

Four die as boat sinks off Aegean Sea

Four die as boat sinks off Aegean Sea

Bodies of at least four people have been recovered after a boat carrying nine people sank in the Aegean Sea off Turkey’s western Izmir province, a security source said A total of 9 people were on board, said a source, who …

12 migrants killed as boat sinks off western Turkey - media

12 migrants killed as boat sinks off western Turkey - media

At least 12 people were killed today after a dinghy carrying migrants sank off Turkey's western coast. Search and rescue operations were launched by the coast guard to reach the passengers of the boat, which sunk off the coast …

Migrant boat sinks off western Turkey

Migrant boat sinks off western Turkey

At least eight people were killed today after a dinghy carrying migrants sank off Turkey's western coast. Search and rescue operations were launched by the coast guard to reach the passengers of the boat, which sunk off the coast of …

Boat carrying migrants sinks in Aegean Sea

Boat carrying migrants sinks in Aegean Sea

At least eight people died and another 26 are missing after a migrant boat shipwrecked in the Aegean Sea off the Turkish coast of Karaburun in the province of Izmir, Anadolu reported. Rescue units from Ankara arrived on the scene and …

Tropical storm changes course on way to Turkey

Tropical storm changes course on way to Turkey

A powerful tropical storm, called Zorba, has made landfall on the mainland Greece and changed course, alarming a new set of towns on Turkey’s west coast, Hurriyet Daily News reports. Also dubbed …

Turkey warns Greek minister off Aegean islets

Turkey warns Greek minister off Aegean islets

The Turkish Coast Guard on Jan. 28 blocked Greece’s defense minister from approaching a pair of disputed islets in the Aegean Sea, according to Turkey’s Interior Ministry, Hurriyet Daily News reports. Coast guard …

 Coast Guard rescues 68 migrants from rocks off Turkey

Coast Guard rescues 68 migrants from rocks off Turkey

The Turkish Coast Guard rescued 68 migrants stranded on rocks as they attempted to cross to Greece. The migrants were trying to reach Greek islands when an inflatable boat carrying them got stuck at the small islet near the Dikili …

Drugs worth $3 million seized in Turkey

Drugs worth $3 million seized in Turkey

Turkey's anti-narcotics teams seized drugs worth $3 million at a yacht in the Aegean sea. Some 280 kilograms of drugs were seized in the operation.  The police said that seven people were detained during the …