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Greek Opposition SYRIZA Boycotts Parliament, Calls for Snap Elections

Greek main opposition SYRIZA announced on Tuesday that it will boycott the Greek Parliament, a move slammed by the government which accused its leader Alexis Tsipras of "undermining parliamentary democracy." Tsipras accused the conservative New Democracy government of being “morally...

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...

Greek Government Survives Censure Motion on Wiretapping Scandal

The Greek government survived a censure motion tabled by main opposition SYRIZA over the wiretapping scandal on Friday. 156 MPs voted against the motion and 143 in favor. A total of 299 MPs participated in the roll-call vote following a...

Turkish President Erdogan to Have His Own Museum in Istanbul

A museum dedicated to incumbent Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is set to open in the Kasımpaşa neighborhood of Istanbul, where Erdogan was born and spent his early life, according to Turkish journalist Murat Sabuncu. The museum is scheduled to...

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...

Greek Opposition Calls on PM Mitsotakis to Resign Over Phone Tapping

Greek opposition leader Alexis Tsipras tabled a no-confidence motion against the government on Wednesday and called on PM Mistotakis to resign over the phone tapping scandal. The leader of SYRIZA said that prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis cannot continue in his...

Who Really Governs Greece? The Wiretapping Scandal Shaking the Country

The wiretapping scandal in Greece has rocked the conservative government of Kyriakos Mitsotakis who is under growing pressure to reveal who-if not the prime minister himself- is responsible for tapping the phones of politicians and journalists. On Tuesday the chief...

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...

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...

Qatargate: Greek MEP Eva Kaili to Remain in Prison

Disgraced Greek MEP Eva Kaili, a suspect in the EU Qatargate scandal, is to remain in pre-trial detention for at least one more month a Brussels court ruled on Thursday. Kaili’s lawyers argued that she should be released until her...

Donald Trump Might Return to Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram This Month

Donald Trump might return to Twitter and other social media platforms this month, a confidante of the former US President has said. Trump is also reportedly in talks with Meta, whom he hopes will allow him back on Facebook. Trump...

State Department Struggles to Explain Why Turkey Is a Valuable Ally

The State Department spokesperson struggled to provide more than one reason why the U.S. considers Turkey a valuable ally during a regular press briefing on Wednesday. Ned Price was grilled by journalists as a meeting was taking place in Washington...

Turkey Urges U.S. to Proceed With Sale of F-16 Fighter Jets

Turkey urged the U.S. to expedite the sale of F-16 fighter jets during a meeting in Washington between Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and his U.S. counterpart Antony Blinken. According to the joint statement issued after the meeting, they discussed "strengthening...

Elections in Turkey to be Held on May 14, Almost in Parallel with Greece

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan signaled on Wednesday that he intended to call the next general election for May 14, perhaps a few weeks after the elections in Greece, widely expected in late April. Turkey's next general election is officially...