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Turkey Claims to Have Nabbed Greek Spy

Turkish state media claims that a Greek spy has been apprehended in the country, but Greece denies the claims. Turkey alleged that Greek citizen Mohammmed Amar Ampara was spying on the country on behalf of the Greek National Intelligence Organization,...

Ukraine Wins Candidate Status in Bid for EU Membership

Ukraine has been given candidate status for membership into the EU, putting the war-torn country on a path for approval that could take years. European Union leaders voted without opposition on Thursday, moving the country one step closer to its...

Greece, Cyprus Say They Won’t Follow Turkey in Escalating Tension

On Friday, the leaders of Greece and Cyprus sought to reduce tensions with Turkey amid increasingly belligerent rhetoric from the Turkish President, insisting that the best way to counter such talk is through "calm and composed determination." Greek Prime Minister...

Greece and Turkey Agree to Reduce Tension in the Aegean

Greece and Turkey agreed to reduce tension and keep communication channels open during a meeting between the countries' defense ministers on Thursday. Greek National Defense Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos held a brief meeting with his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar on the...

NATO Chief Jens Stoltenberg Accused of Being “Erdogan’s Ambassador”

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg was accused by Greece's opposition on Tuesday of acting like "Erdogan's Ambassador" to the Alliance. PASOK-Movement for Change leader Nikos Androulakis criticized Stoltenberg for his statements on Turkey's provocations against Greece and the objections he...

Greece’s Pivotal Role In SEE Cooperation

European officials asserted Greece's pivotal role in the region, following the conclusion of the South-East European Cooperation Process summit.

US State Department Reacts to Turkey’s Statements about Greece

The US State Department reacted with a strong message on Friday to the latest comments by Turkish President Erdogan about the Aegean islands. 

Turkey’s Challenge of Greece’s Sovereignty Illustrated in 16 Maps

On Thursday, Greece's Ministry of Foreign Affairs published sixteen maps that document Turkey's challenge to Greek sovereignty in the Aegean from 1972 up to today. In a statement, the ministry said that the maps that begin chronologically with the status...

Cyprus Accuses Turkey of Attempting to Take Power in Occupied North

In an address to the United Nations, Cyprus has formally accused Turkey of attempting to take power in the occupied northern part of the island, according to an announcement made by Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades. In the summer of 1974,...

Greece Warns Turkey: We Are Reaching the Limits of Our Patience

Greece warned Turkey that it is reaching the limits of restraint and patience following a period of intense Turkish provocations, including overflights and demands to demilitarize Greek islands. "We will do whatever it takes in order to defend and protect...

Greek PM Mitsotakis Addresses Turkey Tensions In Reuters Interview

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis has commented on the recent tensions with Turkey, in the context of his Reuters interview for the Astypalaia green energy project. 

Turkey Accuses Greece Of Harboring Terrorists

Turkey summoned the Greek ambassador to Ankara to the foreign ministry to protest about Greece "turning a blind eye to terror groups".

Germany Condemns Turkey’s Overflights as Erdogan Severs Ties with Greece

On Wednesday, Germany condemned the violation of Greece's air space and overflights by Turkey's military aircraft above Greek islands. Following Tuesday's meeting between chancellor Olaf Scholz and PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the deputy spokesperson of the German federal government Wolfgang Büchner...

Greece Gets New Arms from Germany, Sends Older to Ukraine

Germany announced on Tuesday that it will send a fleet of cutting edge infantry fighting vehicles (IFV) to Greece, and then Athens will send its older weapons to Ukraine. The announcement came after German Chancellor Olaf Scholz met with Greek...

Greece, Saudi Arabia Agree on Data Cable to Link Europe and Asia

Greece and Saudi Arabia agreed on Tuesday to collaborate on 800m euro ($857m) land and subsea cable creating a data link from Italy to Singapore. The "East to Med data Corridor," an undersea and land data cable, will be developed...