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Greece, Egypt, Cyprus Warn Turkey Against Unilateral Actions

Greece, Egypt and Cyprus have warned Turkey to stop taking unilateral actions in the eastern Mediterranean during a summit of their leaders in Athens on Tuesday. Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades...

Russia Suspends its NATO Mission After Spy Accusation

Russia announced on Monday that it will be suspending its mission to the NATO alliance after they accused the country of employing intelligence officers at its mission's office. NATO alleged that eight Russians at its mission in Brussels were actually...

Turkey Eyes Russian Jets if US Turns Down F-16 Request

Turkey is still open to buying Russian jet aircraft if its request to the United States is denied, according to remarks made by the head of Turkey’s Defense Industry, Ismail Demir, on Monday. "If the United States does not approve...

Korean National Anthem Performed on Bouzouki by Greek Composer

Award-winning Greek musician and composer Tsalikian Miran honored 60 years of friendship between Korea and Greece by playing the Korean national anthem on the bouzouki, an iconic Greek instrument. This was the first time that the bouzouki was used to...

Angela Merkel to Visit Greece in Late October

Angela Merkel will make her final official visit as German Chancellor to Greece on October 29. Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis reportedly invited the outgoing Chancellor to visit the Greek capital during an EU Summit meeting in Slovenia earlier this...

Merkel Meets With Erdogan in Turkey on Farewell Visit

Outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during her last official trip to Turkey on Saturday. Merkel, who has lead Germany for the past 16 years, enjoyed a friendly relationship with Turkey, despite periods of...

Russia Dismisses Reports of Recognizing Occupied Northern Cyprus

A Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman has dismissed reports that Moscow is negotiating a potential recognition of occupied Northern Cyprus. Maria Zakharova indicated that Moscow and Ankara are not negotiating the mutual recognition of Crimea as a Russian republic and Northern...

Greece Says Defense Deal With the US Shields from Turkey’s Aggression

Diplomatic sources in Athens said that the upgraded Mutual Defense & Cooperation Agreement (MDCA) with the US, signed in Washington on Thursday, shields Greece from Turkey's aggression. At a ceremony at the Department of State, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken described...

US, Greece Strengthen Ties by Renewing Mutual Defense Agreement

The US and Greece strengthened their bilateral ties on Thursday by opening a new round of strategic dialogue and signing the renewal of the Mutual Defense Cooperation Agreement (MDCA). At a ceremony at the Department of State, US Secretary of...

Greece to Sign Mutual Defense Agreement with US

After the defense agreement with France inked just weeks ago, Greece is getting ready to sign an amendment to its defense deal with the US at the end of this week. It will mark the renewal of the Mutual...

Biden Picks George Tsunis for New US Ambassador to Greece

George Tsunis is President Biden's top choice as the new ambassador to Greece as of Friday afternoon. Tsunis is a personal friend of the US President. Once proposed by former President Obama to be an ambassador to Norway, the businessman,...

Greece to Train Libyan Coast Guard, Expand Investments in Libya

Greece announced it will begin training the Libyan Coast Guard on Monday, as part of a broader effort to expand its ties with the north African country. This announcement comes just a day after the Libyan Investment Authority signed a...

Turkey Accuses Greece in Pushing of Greek Cypriot Vessel

Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoglu has once again blamed Greece over an incident in which the Turkish Navy pushed back a Greek Cypriot research vessel that "violated Turkey’s continental shelf." Çavuşoglu accused Greece of “descent to the field” and characterized...

AUKUS Undermines NATO, Brings France Closer to Greece, Cyprus

A major geopolitical reshuffle is underway in the wake of AUKUS, which has drawn France closer to Greece and Cyprus, and widened its divide with Turkey. By Konstantinos Apostolou-Katsaros A major geopolitical reshuffle is underway in the wake of AUKUS. Although...

Turkey Accuses Greece, Cyprus of “Provocative Activities”

As Greece and Turkey are scheduled to hold a new round of consultative talks in Ankara on October 6, Turkey accused Greece and Cyprus on Saturday of “unilateral and provocative activities.” Diplomats from the two nations will hold the 63rd...