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US Congress Moves to Block Sale of F-16 Jets to Turkey

Members of the US Congress are piling on pressure on the Department of State this week to prevent the sale of F-16 fighter jets to Turkey. On Thursday it emerged that a cross-party letter addressed to Secretary of State Anthony...

Greece Says Defense Deal With the US Shields from Turkey’s Aggression

Diplomatic sources in Athens said that the upgraded Mutual Defense & Cooperation Agreement (MDCA) with the US, signed in Washington on Thursday, shields Greece from Turkey's aggression. At a ceremony at the Department of State, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken described...

US, Greece Strengthen Ties by Renewing Mutual Defense Agreement

The US and Greece strengthened their bilateral ties on Thursday by opening a new round of strategic dialogue and signing the renewal of the Mutual Defense Cooperation Agreement (MDCA). At a ceremony at the Department of State, US Secretary of...

Secretary of State Takes Swipe at Turkey, Condemning Use of Force

In a thinly-veiled swipe at NATO member nation Turkey, Blinken said that any use of force in resolving maritime disputes will be condemned.

World Powers Call for Withdrawal of Foreign Troops from Libya

US Secretary of State Blinken arrived in Berlin for a meeting with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas prior to the Libya peace talks.

US State Department Slams Turkey on Ecumenical Patriarchate, Hagia Sophia

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken addressed reporters after the release of the 2020 Religious Freedom Report, making no mention of Turkey.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken Speaks to Greek Foreign Minister

A US State Department spokesman told the press late on Monday that the new Secretary of State, Antony J. Blinken, spoke with Greek Foreign Minister Nikolaos Dendias today. Secretary Blinken and Foreign Minister Dendias emphasized their commitment to further strengthening U.S.-Greece...

US Secretary of State Nominee Blinken says Turkey “Not Acting Like an Ally”

U.S. Secretary of State nominee Antony Blinken said in his confirmation hearing this week that Turkey is "not acting like an ally" in what were some of the most pointed words coming out of Washington in the recent past. At...