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Greek FinMin Venizelos Meets with Turkish President Erdogan in Istanbul

Greek Government Vice President and Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul on Saturday, in a "very positive climate." The issues discussed included the Cyprus problem, especially "to put an end to the violation...

Bellowing Echoes for Justice in Cyprus

No one seems to hear the bellowing echoes for justice in Cyprus. Ever since the Turkish military invasion of the island in 1974, trapped citizens keep asking why and what is happening to their country. Why has this elusive...

Cyprus to Block Turkey's EU Talks After Provocations

Cyprus may proceed to block Turkey's European Union talks after its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) was violated by a Turkish seismic vessel earlier this week. The decision was put forth yesterday among party leaders invited to a National Council...

Greece’s Banking Ambitions in Turkey Fading Away

The construction of the 303-million-euro ($383 million) glass diamond-shaped skyscraper in the heart of Istanbul, Turkey,  is due to be completed. The pompous building will be the headquarters of Finansbank AS and for the Turkish bank's Greek owner, National...

Turkey Honors Greek EU Presidency

The Embassy of Greece in Ankara in collaboration with the Ankara State Opera and Ballet for the celebration of the Greek presidency of the EU, will organize a music event starring the world-famous Greek tenor Marios Frangoulis at the New Year...

Greece Urges Turkey to Withdraw Forces from Cyprus

Greece has urged Turkey to comply with international law and to withdraw its occupying forces from Cyprus. In a statement released on Friday, which marks the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the breakaway regime in the occupied part of...

Halki Seminary May Reopen

The long-pursued demand by the Greek community in Turkey concerning the reopening of the Greek Orthodox Seminary on Heybeliada, will be possibly fulfilled. This is what Justice Minister,  Sadullah Ergin, said. “The reopening of the Halki Seminary is among the...

New Bridge Between Turkey and Greece

Ankara and Athens have initiated efforts to build a new bridge between Turkey and Greece to ease traffic, Anatolia news agency reported quoting Turkish Deputy Minister of Customs and Trade, Fatih Metin. Metin examined the border gate of Ipsala on...

Plot To Kill Patriarch Bartholomew Uncovered

An alleged plot against Fener Greek Orthodox Patriarchate Bartholomew is being investigated by an Ankara public prosecutor, private broadcaster NTV reported today. As reported in Hurriyet Daily News, the investigation was launched after a letter was sent from the Central...

Turkey May Dispute Cypriot Gas Reserves

Cyprus' hopes of using potential gas reserves as a bargaining chip to trigger an international bailout is hitting an obstacle in Ankara as Turkish officials said they may challenge any move to do so, the news agency Reuters reported. The...