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Greece to Temporarily Reopen the Corinth Canal on Monday

Greece will temporarily reopen the Corinth Canal for three months on Monday, July 4th to accommodate summer maritime traffic, said Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Friday. The premier was speaking after his crossing of the canal to inspect the progress...

Greece Requests to Buy 20 Lockheed F-35 Fighter Jets from the US

Greece has sent an official request to the United States for the purchase of twenty Lockheed Martin-made F-35 fighter jets, the country's prime minister said on Thursday. Speaking to reporters in Madrid during a NATO summit, Kyriakos Mitsotakis said Greece...

Greece Offers Ships to Export Grain from Ukrainian Ports

On Thursday, Greece announced it is ready to provide ships to help export grain from Ukraine’s Black Sea ports that have been blocked by Russia. Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis added that his country “has a special role to play...

Greek PM Mitsotakis Calls on Erdogan to Talk in a “Civilized Manner”

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis called on the Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday to engage in talks in order to deal with the "differences in a civilized manner." In a press conference held in Madrid following the NATO Summit,...

Turkey Lifts Veto on Finland and Sweden’s Bid to Join NATO

Turkey lifted on Tuesday its veto over Finland and Sweden’s bid to join NATO after the three nations agreed to protect each other’s security. The breakthrough, ending a weeks-long drama that tested allied unity against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, came...

Greek PM Mitsotakis Drops Clearest Hint Yet of Snap Elections

On Tuesday, Greece's PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis dropped the clearest hint yet that he is considering holding a snap general election almost a year before it's due. The conservative premier said that although his intention is to stay in power until...

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 Braces for Summer of Tension with Turkey

Greece is bracing for a prolonged period of tension with Turkey following the recent visit of PM Kyriakos Mitotakis to the U.S.. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has turned up the heat with personal attacks against Mitsotakis, increased overflights over...

Russia Joins Turkey in Attack on Greece Targeting PM Mitsotakis

Russia blasted Greece and Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Wednesday for the statements he made during his recent visit to Washington as relations between the two countries reach a new low. Greece’s anti-Russian stance is “a show of faith in...

PM Mitsotakis Vows to Defend Greece Amid Turkey’s Revisionism

On Wednesday, during his visit to Davos at the World Economic Forum, Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis vowed to defend his country's sovereignty in the face of Turkey’s mounting revisionism. In a discussion with President of the Forum Borge Brende...