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Greece Strengthens Ties with Uruguay Diaspora in First Visit of Greek FM

Greece seeks to strengthen its ties with Uruguay and the Greek diaspora in the South American country with the first-ever visit by a Greek foreign affairs minister. Uruguay is a country of philhellenes. Ancient Greece features prominently in the South...

Erdogan and Mitsotakis Speak For the First Time in Months

The deadly earthquakes in Turkey on Monday prompted the first direct contact between the leaders of Greece and Turkey in months. On Monday Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis called Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to express his distress over the...

Boycott of 2024 Olympics Looms Over Russian Athletes

Up to 40 nations could boycott the Olympics if Russian athletes are allowed to compete in 2024, said Poland's sport and tourism minister Kamil Bortniczuk. Bottniczuk's comments came after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced last week that they would...

Pentagon Tracks Chinese Spy Balloon Over US Airspace

The US Department of Defense (DoD) has said that it is tracking a Chinese spy balloon caught flying over American airspace. The high-altitude surveillance balloon was spotted in the airspace above sensitive military facilities in the US state of Montana....

Netanyahu Asks Greece to Support Israel at UN

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked Greece to support Israel during voting at the UN. The Israeli prime minister made the request during a meeting in Jerusalem with Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias. During the discussion, the pair addressed...

Turkey Accuses the U.S. of Favoring Greece in Fighter Jet Sales Saga

Turkey has accused the U.S. of favoring Greece and losing its "neutrality" if Congress approves the sale of F-35 fighter jets to Greece and opposes Turkey's F-16 purchase. Turkey's Presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalın warned on Tuesday that this would be...

Turkey Slams Renewed Mandate of UN Peacekeeping Mission in Cyprus

Turkey condemned the decision by the UN Security Council on Monday to renew the mandate of the UN peacekeeping mission in Cyprus for another year. "In view of the prevailing conditions on the island, it is necessary to keep the...

Boris Johnson Claims Vladimir Putin Threatened Him Before Ukraine Invasion

Former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has claimed that Russian President Vladimir Putin threatened him during a telephone call shortly before the invasion of Ukraine. Johnson made the claim in a documentary for the BBC. According to the former prime...

Ties Between Greece and Japan Get a Boost in PM Mitsotakis’ Tokyo Visit

The Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis is on an official visit to Japan - the first by a Greek leader in 17 years- hoping to attract investments. Greece hopes to develop even closer ties with Japan, Mitsotakis said in...

More US Investments Coming To Greece, US Ambassador Says

US Ambassador to Greece, George Tsunis, said on Friday that more investments are coming to Greece from the US in 2023. 

Sweden Should Not Expect Turkey to Back NATO Membership, Erdogan Says

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned that Sweden should not expect backing from Turkey for its NATO membership bid. The Turkish president made the comments on Monday, following a protest in the Swedish capital which angered Turkish officials. During...

Russia on Relations With Greece: “We Used to Be Friends”

Russia “used to be friends with Greece” until Athens submitted to “American demands,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said. “We noted the transformation of its leadership," the Russian Embassy in Athens tweeted Lavrov as saying on Monday. "It was...

Turkey Calls Off Swedish Defense Minister’s Visit Ahead of Planned Protest

On Saturday, Turkey announced that it had canceled an upcoming visit by the Swedish defense minister due to a demonstration set to take place in front of the Turkish embassy in the Swedish capital. The purpose of the visit was...

Erdogan Threatens Mitsotakis: “Behave smartly or you will see the march of crazy Turks”

Just a day after Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis made assurances that Greece "will not go to war with Turkey,” his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan intensified his bellicose rhetoric during a political rally in Istanbul. Erdogan warned Mitsotakis to...

Greek PM Mitsotakis: ‘We Will Not Go to War With Turkey’

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis stated on Thursday that Greece and Turkey will not go to war and that the two countries can make efforts to reduce tensions in the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean. "We will not go to war...