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Erdogan Hurls Threats at Greece, Rules Out Unified Cyprus

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan launched a fierce attack against Greece and Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Wednesday, saying that he does know his place and he is deserted by allies. Speaking in Parliament, Erdogan told lawmakers from his AK...

US Senate Urges Biden to Press Turkey on Human Rights

The US Senate urged the Biden Administration on Tuesday to apply pressure on Turkey regarding the country's human rights record. A bipartisan letter signed by 52 senators cited Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for marginalizing domestic opposition, silencing or coopting...

Turkish University Cancels World Greek Language Day After Threats

Turkey's Ankara University canceled its plans to commemorate World Greek Language Day on Tuesday, after its Faculty of Language and History-Geography received threats from angry social media users. The university had planned an event to honor the history and literary...

Greek Gods and Mortals Come to Life in Terracotta Figurines

A new archaeological discovery in Turkey resulted in the unearthing of dozens of terracotta figurines depicting ancient Greek gods, men, women, and animals. The artifacts, which are over 2,000 years old, were found in the ancient town of Myra, which...

Secretary Pompeo Speaks With Turkish FM Cavusoglu on Sanctions

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke this week with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu to discuss the December 14 imposition of sanctions by the United States on its NATO ally Turkey for its procurement of the Russian-made S-400...

Greek-American Leaders Call on the US to Halt Turkish Aggression

Five prominent Greek Americans have published a sponsored editorial in the New York Times asking the US administration to stop Turkey from escalating tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean. They also request that Washington endorse Greece’s position in favor of adherence...

Erdogan Claims US Sanctions Part of “Hostile Stance” Against Turkish Sovreignty

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan charged on Wednesday in a videoconference address that the sanctions imposed by the United States as punishment for his nation's purchase of the S-400 missile system from Russia last year was evidence of the...

Top Erdogan Advisor Would “Teach Americans How to Swim” in Response to Sanctions

In a swipe aimed at the United States after the Friday passing of the Armed Forces Bill, which contained sanctions against Turkey, the top advisor to Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that his country would "teach...

Two Elderly Armenian Men Beheaded in Nagorno-Karabakh Identified

Great Britain's The Guardian newspaper has identified the two men beheaded in Armenia's Nagorno-Karabakh region in an exclusive report published on Tuesday. The elderly ethnic Armenian men had refused to leave their villages when the Azerbaijani forces who took control of...

United States Sanctions Turkey Over S-400 Missile Purchase

The United States is finally sanctioning Turkey over the fellow NATO country's purchase of the S-400 missile system from Russia in 2019, according to a statement released by the US State Department on Monday afternoon. In the document, Secretary of...