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PM Tsipras Tells Turks ''We Can Coexist Without Fear and Hatred''

The Greek Prime Minister gave an interview this week to the Turkish TGRT Haber television channel while he was in Turkey visiting Ankara, Istanbul and Halki. The full interview will be broadcast on Sunday. In a snippet of the interview shown...

Turkey's Erdogan Asks Greek PM to Repatriate Eight Turkish Soldiers

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on Greece on Tuesday to cooperate in the repatriation of eight soldiers who fled to Greece following a 2016 coup attempt. Erdogan made the remarks in a joint news conference with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras...

Greece Says ''Turkey's Actions Proof of its Weakness''

Greek Alternate Foreign Minister George Katrougalos said on Thursday that Turkey's recent "erratic" actions are a direct response to the improvement in Greece's international position. He added that Turkey's current political situation has been exacerbated by the EU's response...

Turkish FM: 'There Is No Advice We Would Get From Greece'

Ankara has escalated its confrontation with the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding the issue of the Greek and Turkish Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ). In a statement released on Friday morning, Hami Aksoy, a spokesperson of the Turkish Ministry of...

Greece's Foreign Ministry Slams Turkish Defense Minister

In a strongly-worded statement issued on Thursday morning, the Greek Foreign Ministry responded to the provocative statements made by Hulusi Akar, Turkey's defense minister and a former four-star general in the Turkish armed forces. Akar had previously stated that...

Turkey Escalates Provocations In Cyprus and Eastern Mediterranean

In a statement issued on Wednesday, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, a former four-star general in the Turkish Armed Forces, said that ''Ankara will not accept any definite actions in the east Mediterranean and any Greek intervention in Turkey's activities...

Ankara Claims That Greece Is a 'Safe Haven' for Turkish Criminals

Turkey's foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglou, has said that Greece is a "safe haven" for Turkish criminals. His comments were published in the Greek newspaper Ta Nea on Saturday morning. Cavusoglou further noted that he was deeply saddened by the Greek judicial...

Shots Fired at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara (video)

Several gunshots were fired from a vehicle at the U.S. embassy in the Turkish capital, Ankara, on Monday, hitting a window in a security post but causing no casualties, broadcaster CNN Turk reported. It said police teams were searching for...

Turkey Calls Greece a 'Haven' for Coup Plotters

Turkey's foreign ministry has described Greece as a country "that provides safe haven to putschists". In a statement late on Tuesday, Ankara hit out at the recent decision to grant asylum to one of the eight Turkish ex-soldiers in Greece...

Tsipras: Not So Easy to Deal with 'Aggressive' Turkey

Turkey is an “aggressive" and "sometimes unpredictable" neighbor, Greek leader Alexis Tsipras has told an international forum Tsipras made the remarks at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland during a Wednesday panel discussion on stability in the Mediterranean. He pointed...