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The danger of a "hot incident" between Greece and Turkey is keeping Athens and Nicosia on alert but also causing prominent figures, such as former Greek prime minister Kostas Simitis, to share these fears publicly.
In an article published in Sunday's Kathimerini, Simitis drew parallels between the current tension in the Aegean and the Imia crisis, which brought Greece and Turkey to the brink of war in January 1996, a few days after he became premier.
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