Diplomacy

Turkey Reiterates Right to Defend “Blue Homeland”

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar declared that his country is determined to defend its rights to the “Blue Homeland,” referring to the Aegean

President Anastasiades Welcomes New Cyprus Peace Talks

Cypriot President Nikos Anastasiades on Thursday hailed the United Nations bid to resume peace talks over his divided island.

Erdogan Renames the Aegean as “Sea of Islands”

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan referred to the Aegean Sea by the name “Sea of Islands”, as he continued his provocative rhetoric against Greece.

Greece Protests Turkey’s Hydrographic Survey in the Aegean

Greece protested to Turkey on Thursday over the country's announced plans for an hydrographic survey in the center of the Aegean.

US Ambassador Vows to Strengthen US-Greece Strategic Relationship

    “The cooperation between Greece and the United States must become even stronger and I know that it is President Biden’s intention to further deepen the Greek-American strategic relationship,” stated US Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt on Wednesday. The ambassador made...

Secretary of State Blinken Blames PKK for Deaths of Turkish Hostages

In a quick turnaround of diplomacy, the new US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, acknowledged late on Monday that the Kurdish separatist group PKK was indeed responsible for the recent killings of 13 Turkish nationals in a cave in...

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken Speaks to Greek Foreign Minister

A US State Department spokesman told the press late on Monday that the new Secretary of State, Antony J. Blinken, spoke with Greek Foreign Minister Nikolaos Dendias today. Secretary Blinken and Foreign Minister Dendias emphasized their commitment to further strengthening U.S.-Greece...

PM Mitsotakis Calls for Vaccine Equity, Green Development in Conference

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis discussed coronavirus vaccine equity and his commitment to the continual modernization of the Greek economy in an online conference called "Europe 2021" on Thursday. The conference, which was organized by the German newspapers Der Tagesspiegel, Die...

Germany Calls for Dialogue Between Greece, Turkey

Germany called for dialogue between Greece and Turkey on Wednesday and highlighted Berlin's role as a mediator between the NATO allies. Following a meeting with Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar in Berlin, German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp Karrenbauer said that...

Turkish FM Says Cyprus Reunification Off the Table

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu stated on Tuesday that any reunification of Cyprus is off the table of any peace talks that may occur in the future. He added that any deal brokered in the future regarding the island, which...

Putin Turns Down Invitation for Greece’s Bicentennial Celebration

Russian President Vladimir Putin has reportedly turned an invitation by Greece to attend the bicentennial celebration of the country's independence on March 25. Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov confirmed that Putin will not be traveling to Athens on that date, according...

Greece Invites Prince Charles, Macron, Putin to Bicentennial Celebration

Greece is expecting replies from three world leaders that were invited to participate in the 200-year anniversary of the War of Independence against the Ottoman Empire in March 2021. Invitations have been extended to Prince Charles, representing the U.K. and...

Are Greece-Turkey Talks the Nail in the Coffin of Turkish Sanctions?

The Greece-Turkey exploratory talks that were widely anticipated in the international political world recommenced on Monday, with the two sides agreeing to meet again. Despite the fact that the diplomats agreed to continue talks in Athens in the near future,...

Greece and Turkey Agree to Continue Talks in Athens

Greece and Turkey agreed on Monday to continue talking during the first round of contacts after a five-years hiatus. The meeting in Istanbul between senior diplomats from both sides lasted for more than three hours. According to Greek diplomatic sources, it...

Greece, France Sign $2.8 Billion Rafale Jet Deal

Greece signed a 2.3 billion-euro ($2.8 billion) deal with France on Monday to purchase 18 Rafale fighter jets. Florence Parly, the French Defense Minister, signed the agreement in Athens to deliver 12 used and six new aircraft built by Dassault...