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Turkish Delegation in Athens over Coup Plot Case

A delegation from Turkey's justice ministry is in Athens on Monday ahead of a planned meeting with Greek justice officials. The meetings concern the presence of eight Turkish former-servicemen currently in Greek custody and applying for asylum after fleeing Turkey...

Turkey 'Concerned' Over Greek Changes to Islamic Law in Thrace

Turkey on Thursday said it views new Greek legislation which changes the way Islamic law is implemented among the country’s Muslim minority with “concern”. In a statement Turkey's foreign ministry warned Athens against infringing upon the prerogatives of elected Muslim...

Turkey Issues Navtex Hours After Greece-U.S.-Israel Joint Exercise

Only hours after the completion of the trilateral naval exercise Noble Dina 2017 in the Eastern Mediterranean, with the participation of Greece, the U.S. and Israel on Thursday, Turkey issued a navtex saying that Turkish research vessels will conduct...

Greek Foreign Ministry Tweet Condemns Killing of Russian Ambassador in Ankara

Greece's foreign ministry on Monday strongly condemned the murder of Russia's Ambassador to Turkey Andrey G. Karlov by a gunman at an art gallery in Ankara, and extended its "sincerest condolences" to his family, friends and the Russian foreign...

Greek-Russian FMs Issue Joint Message to Ankara

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his Greek counterpart Nikos Kotzias sent a joint message to Ankara on Wednesday following Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's recent statements rejecting the Lausanne Treaty. Lavrov stated that Turkey is obliged to respect international...

Permanent Imam Is Appointed at Hagia Sophia

The position of Imam at Hagia Sophia that was established in 1936 but remained vacant for years has now been filled, as a permanent Imam has been appointed. "Now out of the four minarets of Hagia Sophia we will be...

Greece Begins Hearing Claims of 8 Turkish Asylum Seekers

The hearings for the asylum claim of the eight Turkish military personnel who fled to Greece after the failed coup attempt in Turkey began on Friday with the first officer. Turkey has accused the eight men for participating in the...

32nd PSEKA: Cyprus Problem and U.S. Policy

The 32nd Congress of the International Coordinating Committee – Justice for Cyprus (PSEKA) opened on Tuesday in Washington, with the participation of about 100 delegates from the USA and Britain. Welcoming delegates to the conference, PSEKA President Philip Christopher stressed...

German Recognition of Armenian Genocide Puts EU-Turkey Deal at Risk

The Turkish government is outraged after German lawmakers voted for the recognition of the Armenian genocide. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the vote would influence relations between the two nations, whereas Turkey has already recalled its ambassador...

Turkish Authorities Seeking to Sue Greek Air Force Pilot for Downing Turkish F-16 in 1996

An Ankara prosecutor on Tuesday sent a letter to Greece's Supreme Court Prosecutor asking for judicial assistance in bringing a compensation suit against a Hellenic Air Force pilot for felling a Turkish fighter jet. According to Turkish authorities, the...