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Greece holds emergency meetings over Turkey

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The leaders of Greece's armed forces and police are holding emergency meetings in Athens to monitor developments in neighboring Turkey, according to government officials.

The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity early Saturday because they weren't authorized to speak to the media, described the country's armed forces as being placed in a state of "heightened readiness" and not alert.

Despite markedly improved trade and relations between Greece and Turkey in recent years, the two countries have ongoing airspace and sea boundary disputes in the Aegean Sea.

They also collaborate in implementing an agreement with the European Union – monitored by NATO – to limit the number of refugees and migrants traveling to Europe. [AP]

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